½ Anna - Shah Alam II

½ Anna - Shah Alam II -  obverse ½ Anna - Shah Alam II -  reverse

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Country India - British (Bengal)
Type Common coin
Year 1195 (1781)
Calendar Islamic
Value 1/2 Anna (1/32)
Metal Copper
Weight 14.54 g
Diameter 29 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References KM# 126, Pr# 191
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations
by Fred Pridmore


Legend in Persian:Shah Alam Badshah (AH)1195
all within a raised, toothed rim

Lettering: ١١٩٥

Translation: Emperor Shah Alam (AH) 1195


Legend in Persian:"Sanat 22 julus"
All within a raised, toothed rim

Lettering: ٢٢

Translation: In the 22nd year of his reign.




- Many varieties exist (size and position of stars can vary)
- Struck on both thin flan (first series) and thick flan (second series).
- Issued by Pulta (Fulta) mint, John Prinsep coinage
- Previous KM #704
- Pridmore# 191 (29mm), Pridmore# 192 (26mm)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1195 (1781)  RY 22
1195 (1781)  RY 22, Proof

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