Madras (1819) 1/4 mohur Fr-1589

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 41104
Madras SB119-41104r.jpg

This specimen was lot 41104 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "INDIA. Madras Presidency. 1/4 Mohur, ND (1819). NGC AU-58. A premium example of this SCARCE issue, possessing strong detail over the medium golden honey surfaces with virtually no marks that capture the eye's attention." This type was struck in Madras for the British East India Company. Varieties exist. A mohur was equal in weight of the rupee but in gold.

Recorded mintage: 91,384.

Specification: 2.91 g, gold, 17 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-1589; KM-419; Prid-243.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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