1 Rupee - Shah Alam II

1 Rupee - Shah Alam II -  obverse1 Rupee - Shah Alam II -  reverse

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Issuer Bengal Presidency (British India)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1178-1183 (1765-1769)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Rupee
Currency Bengal - Rupee (1765-1834)
Composition Silver
Weight 11.64 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 74115
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 84.1
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.


Legend in Persian: Sikka zad bar haft kishwar saya fazl Ilah Hami ud-din Muhammad Shah Alam, Badshah (AH 1182)

شاه عالم بادشاه
حامي دين محمد
ساى فضل لله
سكة زد بر حفت كشور

Translation: Defender of the religion of Muhammad, Shah Alam Emperor Shadow of the divine favour, put his stamp on the seven climes, (AH 1182)


Legend in Persian: Zarb Murshidabad sanat (RY)10 julus maimanat manus

Translation: Struck at Murshidabad in the 10th year of his reign of tranquil prosperity




- Weight varies 11.50 - 11.65 grams
- From August 1765 the East India Company controlled all mints in Bengal and used the mint name Murshidabad at both the Murshidabad and Calcutta mints. The Murshidabad mint was closed in 1777 but this coin, struck in the year 1768-1769 could be the product of either mint. Most of the mint name is actually off the flan but the three diamonds at the bottom of the reverse form part of the Murshidabad name.
-  Mint mark: Star or radiant sun. Previous KM #754

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1180 (1766)  RY8
1180 (1767)  RY7
1181 (1767)  RY8
1181 (1768)  RY9
1182 (1768)  RY10
1182 (1769)  RY9
1183 (1769)  RY10

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