British India Gold Mohur – 1835 & 1841 Proof Mule Varieties

By Maunish Shah | August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recently, I came across 2 interesting coins, Proof mule restrikes of the 1835 & 1841 Mohurs. These 2 varieties have gone unnoticed by the majority of the collectors & dealers. Major … Read more

East India Company, British India 1857-1858 1/4 Anna – Varieties

By Maunish Shah | May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 1857 & 1858 1/4 Anna coin was produced in England by Soho mint and J. Watt & Co., Birmingham, England as the Indian mints were unable to keep up … Read more

British India 1929 One Anna Pattern/Specimen – 2 Types

By Maunish Shah | April 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1929, it seems that there was some thought at the Calcutta mint to change the design of the Anna slightly, perhaps in the hope of increasing the longevity of … Read more

British India, Edward VII, 1901 Pattern & Proof Rupees including the Later Restrike Mules

By Maunish Shah | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Queen Victoria died on 22nd January 1901. The designs for the new coinage were begun almost immediately in Calcutta and were sent to the Royal Mint for their consideration. The … Read more

Counterfeit, 1888 British India Gold Mohur – Technique & Detection

By Maunish Shah | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

This counterfeit British India Gold Mohur was produced using the transfer die method. As a result of the growing market for Indian coins, counterfeiters have shifted some attention towards this … Read more

British India Edward VII, 1904 Copper & Bronze Die Trial set – 4 coins

By Maunish Shah | April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

This set of 4 coins in one of the fascinating trial patterns in British Indian coin series. The first coin is the 1904 1/4 Anna in bronze rather than the … Read more

1807 Madras Presidency Regulating Dub

By Maunish Shah | April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here is a Madras Presidency Regulating Dub, dated 1807. This is a unique denomination, minted to adjust payments made in copper dubs and fanams instead of the rupee. This coin, … Read more