¼ Rupee - Alamgir II

¼ Rupee - Alamgir II -  obverse¼ Rupee - Alamgir II -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer India - British
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1172 (1823)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1/4 Rupee (1/4)
Currency Madras - Rupee (?-1830)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.91 g
Diameter 17.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 62277
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 425,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Pr# 265
Fred Pridmore ; 1960. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 1. European Territories. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Legend in Persian:1172 Sikka Badshah Alamgir
All within a toothed border

Lettering: ١١٧٢

Translation: 1172 Coin of the Emperor Alamgir

Reverse

Legend in Persian: Zarb Arcat sanat 6
All within a toothed border

Lettering: ٦

Translation: Struck at Arcot in the (RY) 6th year

Edge

Vertical milled/Reeded (straight grained ||| )

Comments

- AH 1172 / RY6 is a frozen date, coins were struck between 1823 - 1825 AD at the Calcutta mint (although mint name on coin is "Arcot")
- ROSE mint mark on reverse
- Varieties :Since these dies were made with punches, position and size of different elements on the design may vary

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1172 (1823)  ١١٧٢/٦ Calcutta mint

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