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½ Rupee - Alamgir II

½ Rupee - Alamgir II -  obverse½ Rupee - Alamgir II -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country India - British (Madras)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1172 (1823)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1/2 Rupee (1/2)
Currency Rupee (?-1830)
Composition Silver
Weight 5.83 g
Diameter 21.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 426
  • 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.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Legend in Persian:1172 Sikka Mubarak, Badshah ghazi Aziz-ud-din Muhammad, Alamgir
All within a toothed border.

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: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

Reeded

Comments

- Although mint name on coin is Arcot, these coins were minted 1823-25 AD at the Calcutta mint
- ROSE mint mark on reverse
- Pridmore# 264

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1172 (1823)  100% ١١٧٢/٦ , frozen date and RY
1172 (1823)  0% Proof

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