Hyderabad AH1343(14) rupee

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Heritage sale 3022, part of lot 22838
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 22838 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), which sold for $632.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "Grouping of Twelve Uncirculated Coins, British India 1/4 Anna 1862, 2 Annas 1841, (five pieces), 1/4 Rupee 1840, (three pieces), Rupee 1840, 1901. Hyder[a]bad Rupee AH1343. All coins very choice examples." The princely state of Hyderabad was one of the last absorbed into the Republic of India in 1948. It was also the largest state and residence of the last remnant of Mughal suzerainty in central India. Many of the issues, including this one, show the Chahar Minar gateway on the obverse. This type was struck AH 1330 thru AH 1343. Silver rupees were struck as late as AH 1365.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 11.178 g, 0.818 fine silver, .294 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 53a.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [2]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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