1 Rupee - Alamgir II

1 Rupee - Alamgir II -  obverse1 Rupee - Alamgir II -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Madras Presidency (British India)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1176-1213 (1176-1799)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Rupee
Currency Madras - Rupee (?-1830)
Composition Silver
Weight 11.43 g
Diameter 21.2 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 92455
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 390
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Legend in Persian: Sikka Mubarak Badshah Ghazi Aziz-ul-din Muhammad Alamgir

Lettering: ١١٧٦

Translation: The auspicious coin of the Victorious Emperor 'Alamgir, chosen of the faith of Muhammad

Reverse

Legend in Persian

Lettering: ۸

Edge

Plain

Comments

- The principal way to identify this series when the date, mint name and regnal year are missing is the arrangement of the dot groups and the shape of the lotus mark on reverse. Coins with full date or RY are seldom found. When the Regnal Year is visible it refers to the reign of Emperor Shah Alam and not to Alamgir in whose name the coins were struck
- Mint Masulipatnam (now known as Machilipatnam)

See also

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1176-1213) 
1176 (1763)  ۸, RY 8
1195 (1781)  RY 2x
1197 (1783)  RY 24, PR# 292
1199 (1785)  RY2x
1205 (1791)  RY 32, PR# 293
1211 (1797)  RY 38, PR# 293A
1212 (1798)  RY 39, PR# 294
1213 (1799)  RY 40, PR# 295

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