India 1841(m) mohur

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 31397
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This specimen was lot 31397 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $18,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "British India. Victoria gold Mohur 1841-(m) MS63 NGC, Madras mint. 'S' on neck truncation for the Madras Mint, continuous obverse legend. A choice example with full original mint luster and slightly prooflike fields. An exceptional example of the type." This type was struck at Madras, Bombay and Calcutta in numerous varieties with a frozen date until the introduction of the British India mohur (KM 480) in 1862.

Recorded mintage: 32,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 11.66 g, .917 fine gold, .343 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 461.3, Fr-1595.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Stevens, Paul, and Randy Weir, The Uniform Coinage of India, 1835 to 1947, A Catalogue and Pricelist, London, Spink & Son Ltd, 2012.

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