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20 Cash

Features

Country India - British (Madras)
(India)
Type Common coin
Years 1803-1808
Value 20 Cash (1/168)
Metal Copper
Weight 12.95 g
Diameter 30.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 321
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Coat of arms of the East India Company: 2 lions, St George's cross on the crest and flags, motto on the ribbon "Auspicio Regis et Senatus Anglia", date below

Lettering:
EAST INDIA COMPANY
AUSPICIO REGIS & SENATUS ANGLIA
1808

Translation: By the authority of the King and Parliament of England

Engraver: John Phillp

Reverse

The value in Persian: Bist kas chahar falus ast, Value in English below
All within a plain raised rim.

Lettering:
بست کس چهار فلوس است
XX.CASH.

Translation: Twenty cash make four falus

Engraver: John Phillp

Edge

Plain

Comments

- Weight varies 11.90-12.95 grams (thick planchet)
- Diameter varies 30.5 - 30.9mm
- Pridmore# 190 (1803 business strike)
- Pridmore# 193 (1808 business strike)

- Parallel to the rupee, the Madras Presidency also used the fanam.
80 cash = 1 fanam
12 fanam = 1 rupee
42 fanam = 1 gold Pagoda = 3.5 rupees

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1803  Proof, Soho mint
1803  5.67 5.84 Soho mint
1808  Proof, Soho mint
1808  Soho mint

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