5 Cash - Krishna Raja Wodeyar III

5 Cash - Krishna Raja Wodeyar III - obverse5 Cash - Krishna Raja Wodeyar III - reverse

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Issuer Princely state of Mysore (India - Princely states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1834-1843
Value 5 Cash (1⁄192)
Currency Rupee (1793-1848)
Composition Copper
Weight 2.14 g
Diameter 13 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 71764
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References C# 191.2
William D. Craig; 1976. Coins of the World, 1750-1850 (3rd edition). Western Publishing, Racine, Wisconsin, United States.


Legend in Kannada 'Sri' flanked by sun and moon
Stylized lion left, date below

Lettering: 1834


Legend in Urdu ' Krishna, zarb Mahisur'. Denomination in English to the left

Lettering: 5

5, struck in Mysore




-  Krishnaraja Wadiyar III, was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore in India. Also known as Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, he belonged to the Wadiyar dynasty and ruled his state for nearly seventy years, from 30 June 1799 to 19 October 1831. He is known for his contribution and patronage to different arts and music during his reign. He was succeeded by his adopted son, Chamarajendra Wadiyar X.
    Reign: 30 June 1799 – 19 October 1831 (Under British Rule), 1831 – 1868 (Titular monarchy)
    Coronation: 30 June 1799, Royal Palace, Mysore
    Predecessor: Chamaraja Wadiyar VIII 1772–1776 (Under Hyder Ali), under Tipu Sultan1782 – 1799
    Successor: Chamarajendra Wadiyar X
    Born: 14 July 1794, Royal Palace@ Srirangapatna (now extinct)
    Died: 27 March 1868, Royal Palace, Mysore
    Issue: Chamarajendra Wodeyar X (adopted)
    House: Wadiyar dynasty
    Father: Chamaraja Wadiyar IX
    Mother: Maharani Kempa Nanja Ammani Avaru
    Religion: Hindu

- Note: Struck at the Bangalore subsidiary mint facility

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1834  20%
1835  0%
1836  0%
1837  13%
1838  10%
1839  7%
1840  13%
1841  7%
1842  3%
1843  3%

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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Country: India
Languages: English Hindi Kannada
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