Kotah (1859) nazarana rupee

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from Steve Album sale 27, lot 2226
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Kotah in 1879, to the east of Bundi

This specimen was lot 2226 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $305.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "KOTAH: AR nazarana rupee, Nandgaon, year 2, in the name Queen Victoria, Unc, ex Paul Stevens Collection." This tiny state, neighbor of Bundi and Jhalawar, issued this nazarana rupee 1858-1900. The SCWC notes it as common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 11.36 g.

Catalog reference: KM-Y6a.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.

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