Sikh Empire VS(18)99 1/4 rupee
This specimen was lot 2332 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description noted, "SIKH EMPIRE: AR ¼ rupee, Amritsar, VS99. VS1885 series, excellent strike, EF, RR." This product of the Amritsar mint is noted for VS1893-1904. Other quarter rupees were issued VS1871-1897. All are rather scarce but this specimen realized twenty-three times the catalog value.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 2.81 g.
Catalog reference: KM-18.3. Herrli-01.11.06.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.