½ Rupee - Alamgir II

½ Rupee - Alamgir II - obverse½ Rupee - Alamgir II - reverse

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Issuer Bombay Presidency (British India)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1169-1172 (1756-1759)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value ½ Rupee
Currency Rupee (1672-1835)
Composition Silver
Weight 5.7 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 2.7 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 60297
References KM# 175
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.


Legend in Persian (mostly off flan): Sikka Mubarak Badshah ghazi Alamgir, (AH)date

Translation: The auspicious coin of the Victorious Emperor Alamgir (AH)date


Legend in Persian (mostly off flan): Zarb Munbai sanat (RY)2 julus maimanat manus

Lettering: ۲

Translation: Struck at Bombay in the (RY)2nd year of tranquil prosperity




- Struck at Bombay mint

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1169 (1756)  44% RY2
1170 (1757)  6% RY3
1171 (1758)  0% RY4
1172 (1759)  13% RY5

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Rupee - Alamgir II
Auction 84
Lot 1667
Internet Archive
May 27, 2023 1172 (1759) – RY5 XF USD 11.87
(EUR 11.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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