Indore VS1956 rupee
This specimen was lot 30998 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, "Indore. Tukoji Rao III Rupee VS1956 (1899) MS61 NGC. An extremely well-preserved, boldly struck example of this illustrative type with classic gray patination and completely original surfaces. Sharp and very appealing." This and a half anna of the same date are the first machine struck coins of this state.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specifications: 11.2 g, silver.
Catalog reference: KM 47.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.