Mughal Empire AH1064/28 mohur Fr-794

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Heritage sale 3081, lot 30929
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30929 in Heritage sale 3081 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $5,280. The catalog description[1] noted, "India: Mughal Empire. Shah Jahan gold Mohur AH 1064 Year 28 (1653/4) MS67 NGC, Akbarabad mint. Practically pristine and hardly imaginable finer, indeed this is likely one of the finest Shah Jahan mohurs extant. Every inch of the coin emits an outstanding quality with the relief of the devices appearing to be pushed even higher than its usual excess, and the surfaces lightly stippled without the most minute imperfection. Providing little room for complaint even for the most scrupulous of collectors. Sold with old dealer tag." This type was struck years 15, 26, 28 at Akbarabad and Daulatabad. The Mughal Empire dominated India during the seventeenth century but broke up in the eighteenth century under external attack, Hindu rebellion and civil war. This collapse allowed European colonizers entry into the subcontinent and eventual British control. The emperor Shah Jahan is today remembered for erecting the Taj Mahal for his wife.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 10.8-11.0 g, gold.

Catalog reference: KM 258.2, Fr-794, Hull-1557.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3081, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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