Awadh AH 1244(2) mohur Fr-1011

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 31043
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This specimen was lot 31043 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Awadh. Nasir al-Din Haidar gold Ashrafi AH 1244 Year 2 (1828) MS64 PCGS, Lucknow mint. Lightly toned with superb surfaces, lustrous and free of distracting marks. A trace of striking weakness may be found in the reverse arms, but has little effect on the overall eye-appeal." This product of the Lucknow mint is listed for AH 1243-1244 only. Friedberg lists this coin as a mohur, the gold version of the rupee.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, 10.7-11.4 g.

Catalog reference: KM 190, Fr-1011.

Bibliography:

  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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