India 1862(c) mohur
The second specimen was lot 40204 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description noted, "INDIA. Mohur, 1862-(C). NGC MS-62." This type was struck at Calcutta in numerous varieties with a frozen date until 1870. The last mohur was struck in 1891.
Recorded mintage: 153,000.
Specification: 11.66 g, .917 fine gold, .343 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-1598; KM-480.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Stevens, Paul, and Randy Weir, The Uniform Coinage of India, 1835 to 1947, A Catalogue and Pricelist, London, Spink & Son Ltd, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.