1 Rupee - Alamgir II

Features

Country India - British (Madras)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1172-1176 (1812)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Rupee (1)
Currency Rupee (?-1830)
Composition Silver
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 27.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 410,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
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  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Pr# 251,
  • 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.
  • Fred Pridmore ; 1965. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 2. Asian Territories. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
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  • Fred Pridmore ; 1975. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 4.1. India. East India Company Presidency series c. 1642-1835. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
  • Fred Pridmore ; 1980. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 4.2. India. Uniform Coinage, East India Company, 1835-58, Imperial Period, 1858-1947. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780900696879.
Pr# 252
  • 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.
  • Fred Pridmore ; 1965. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 2. Asian Territories. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
  • Fred Pridmore ; 1965. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 3. Bermuda, British Guiana, British Honduras and the British West Indies. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
  • Fred Pridmore ; 1975. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 4.1. India. East India Company Presidency series c. 1642-1835. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
  • Fred Pridmore ; 1980. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 4.2. India. Uniform Coinage, East India Company, 1835-58, Imperial Period, 1858-1947. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780900696879.

Obverse

Legend in Persian within a beaded border: '1172 Sikka Mubarak badshah ghazi Aziz-ud-din Muhammad Alamgir'

Lettering:
١١۷٢
محمد عالم كير
عزيز الدين
باد شاه غازي
سكه مبارك

Translation: 1172 the auspicious coin of the Victorious Emperor, chosen of the faith of Muhammad, Alamgir.

Reverse

Legend in Persian within a beaded border: 'Zarb Arcat sanat 6 julus maimanat manus'

Lettering:
ممنت مانوس
سنه ٦ جلوس
ضرب اركات

Translation: Struck at Arcot in his 6th year of tranquil prosperity

Edge

Center Grained Right ///// (Indented cord milling)

Comments

- Although mint name on coin is Arcot, these coins were minted 1812-17 AD at the Madras mint
- Mint mark: Lotus
- Prid.#251 (AH 1172)
- Prid.#252 (AH 1176), Error in frozen date  - ١١٧٦  instead of  ١١۷٢

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1172 (1812)  10,939,021 86% ١١٧٢/٦ , frozen date and RY
1176 (1812)  14% ١١٧٦/٦, error in date

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