Hyderabad AH1337/9 ashrafi

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40195
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40195 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,938. The catalog description[1] noted, "INDIA. Hyderabad. Ashrafi, AH 1337 Year 9 (1919). PCGS MS-66." The Indian princely state of Hyderabad was one of the few large enough and wealthy enough to mint an extensive series of gold coins. This type, struck for Mir Usman Ali Khan (AH 1329-1367 or 1911-48 A.D.), is listed for AH1331-1362 and is presumably common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 11.17 g, .910 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-1165; KM-57a.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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