1 Rupee - Shah Alam II

Features

Issuer Bengal Presidency (British India)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1190-1227 (1776-1812)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Rupee
Currency Rupee (1765-1835)
Composition Silver
Weight 11.34 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 62272
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 40.1
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.

Obverse

Legend in Persian:Sikka zad bar haft kishwar saya fazl Ilah Hami ud-din Muhammad. Shah Alam Badshah (AH) 1198

Lettering: ١١٩٨

Translation: Defender of the religion of Muhammad, Shah Alam Emperor Shadow of the divine favour, put his stamp on the seven climes, (AH) 1198

Reverse

Legend in Persian: Zarb Muhammadabad Banaras sanat (RY) julus maimanat manus

Lettering:
١٧
٢٦

Translation: Struck at Muhammadabad Banaras in the (RY) year of his reign of tranquil prosperity.

Edge

Plain

Comments

- This type of coin has 10 different types of privy (darogah) marks on obverse above the middle line
- Diameter varies 24mm - 33.3mm
- Benares mint, fish on obverse, flower on reverse mint marks
- Image shows the location of the privy (darogah) marks (obverse), there are 10 different types found so far.
                                                                                             

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1190 (1776) RY17
1191 (1777) RY17
1192 (1778) RY17
1193 (1779) RY17-20
1193 (1779) RY17-21
1194 (1780) RY17-21
1194 (1780) RY17-22
1195 (1781) RY17-22
1195 (1781) RY17-23
1196 (1782) RY17-24
1197 (1783) RY17-25
1198 (1784) RY17-26
1199 (1785) RY17-26
1199 (1785) RY17-27
1200 (1786) RY17-27
1201 (1787) RY17-28
1201 (1787) RY17-29
1202 (1788) RY17-28
1202 (1788) RY17-29
1202 (1788) RY17-30
1203 (1789) RY17-30
1203 (1789) RY17-31
1204 (1790) RY17-32
1205 (1791) RY17-33
1206 (1792) RY17-34
1207 (1793) RY17-34
1207 (1793) RY17-35
1208 (1794) RY17-35
1208 (1794) RY17-36
1209 (1795) RY17-36
1209 (1795) RY17-37
1210 (1796) RY17-37
1210 (1796) RY17-38
1211 (1797) RY17-38
1211 (1797) RY17-39
1212 (1798) RY17-39
1212 (1798) RY17-40
1213 (1799) RY17-33 Error in RY
1213 (1799) RY17-40
1213 (1799) RY17-41
1214 (1800) RY17-41
1214 (1800) RY17-42
1215 (1801) RY17-42
1215 (1801) RY17-43
1216 (1802) RY17-43
1216 (1802) RY17-44
1217 (1803) RY17-44
1217 (1803) RY17-45
1218 (1804) RY17-45
1218 (1804) RY17-46
1219 (1805) RY17-46
1219 (1805) RY17-47
1220 (1806) RY17-47
1220 (1806) RY17-48
1221 (1806) RY17-48
1221 (1806) RY17-49
1222 (1807) RY17-49
1223 (1808) RY17-49
1224 (1809) RY17-49
1225 (1810) RY17-49
1226 (1811) RY17-49
1227 (1812) RY17-49

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rupee - Shah Alam II
Katz
Auction 69
Lot 2349
Internet Archive
Oct 29, 2022 Undetermined AU USD 49.38
(EUR 46.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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