Nepal (1620-41) mohar

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from Steve Album sale 27, lot 1071
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This specimen was lot 1071 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $311.37. The catalog description[1] noted, "KATHMANDU: Lakshmi Narasimha, 1620-1641, AR mohar ND. VF, RRR." The SCWC notes that the mohar was introduced during this ruler's reign to displace the debased tanka coinage. The mohar was half a rupee and coins were minted down to 1/128 mohar.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.34 g, silver, this specimen 5.48 g.

Catalog reference: KM-160.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [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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