1 Kyat - Mindon Min

Features

Issuer Myanmar
King Mindon Min (1853-1878)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1214 (1853)
Calendar Buddhist (Chulasakarat)
Value 1 Kyat
Currency First kyat (1852-1889)
Composition Silver (.917)
Weight 11.6638 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 March 1892
Number N# 6847
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 10
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

Peacock Left, Full Display

Lettering: တံဆိပ်တော်

Translation: According to Robinson & Shaw 'The coins and banknotes of Burma', p.92-93 the words on the obverse are 'Tazeik taw' or 'Royal stamp'.

Reverse

Denomination Within Wreath.

Lettering:
ရတနာပိုနေပြဥာ်တော်
၁ိသုံးဒဒဂံ်ါး

Translation: the outer reverse legend is 'Yandabon Nepydiaw' or 'Mandalay the Royal residence'. The central inscription is 't'tjat thon dinga' or 'Use coin as 1 kyat' and the date below is 1214 Buddhist era, 1852-53 AD.

Edge

Reeded.

Comments

The Kyat coin depicts the personal emblem of the king, a peacock with a fanned out tail on the obverse side. The date depicted on this coin is 1214 CS Burmese era (1853 CE), the year King Mindon Min ascended the throne. It was widely circulated in Burma and was often called the 'peacock rupee'. Actual mintage commenced 'Saturday, 9 waning Tasaungmon (11 November, 1865).

The machinery and dies for producing these silver coins were imported from Birmingham, England. These peacock coins were issued from the Mandalay Mint, which was set up within the Mandalay palace complex, the ruins of which are still in existence. In 1878, new bronze and gold coins bearing a lion motif were issued by Mindon's successor Thibaw. Thus, silver kyat production ceased.

Source: The Peacock Coins, Research in Burma History No. 3, Daw Ma Kyan Kran Do, 1979

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1214 (1853)  $ 32 $ 45 $ 75 $ 410 $ 2400 ၁၂၁၄

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon Min
Heritage Auctions
2022 December 7 - 9 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction - Hong Kong 3103
Lot 35057
Internet Archive
Dec 7, 2022 UNC
(NGC MS61)
USD 2280.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon Min
Heritage Auctions
2021 June 24 - 25 HKINF World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong 3092
Lot 38049
Internet Archive
Jun 24, 2021 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 15 600.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon Min
Heritage Auctions
2020 December 18 - 19 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong 3087
Lot 30064
Internet Archive
Dec 18, 2020 UNC
(NGC MS60)
USD 1680.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon Min
Heritage Auctions
2020 December 18 - 19 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong 3087
Lot 30063
Internet Archive
Dec 18, 2020 UNC
(NGC MS66)
USD 31 200.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon Min
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232013
Lot 64261
Internet Archive
Mar 25, 2020 UNC
(NGC UNC Details (Cleaned))
USD 111.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon Min
Heritage Auctions
2019 December 5 - 6 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong 3077
Lot 38129
Internet Archive
Dec 5, 2019 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 2520.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon Min
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231947
Lot 63204
Internet Archive
Nov 21, 2019 UNC
(NGC UNC Details (Cleaned))
Unsold
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon Min
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232301
Lot 61335
Internet Archive
Dec 29, 2022 AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 870.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon Min
Heritage Auctions
2022 December 7 - 9 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction - Hong Kong 3103
Lot 36012
Internet Archive
Dec 7, 2022 AU
(NGC AU50)
USD 408.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon MinPicture 1 of a sold 1 Kyat - Mindon Min
Heritage Auctions
2022 December 7 - 9 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction - Hong Kong 3103
Lot 36011
Internet Archive
Dec 7, 2022 AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 1140.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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