India 1877(c) mohur
This specimen was lot 31399 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "British India. Victoria gold Mohur 1877-(c) MS61 NGC, Calcutta mint. An ever-desirable type from the first year of issue, especially in Mint State condition. Lightly toned, with wholly original surfaces." This type was issued at Calcutta and Bombay 1877-1891 in a bewildering array of varieties, including proofs, off-metal strikes and restrikes. The type is the largest gold denomination. It is distinguished from the type issued 1862-75 by the obverse legend, "VICTORIA EMPRESS" instead of "VICTORIA QUEEN."
Recorded mintage: 10,000.
Specification: 11.66 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-1604, KM 496, Prid-14, S&W-6.1.
- 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.
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- 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.
- Stevens, Paul, and Randy Weir, The Uniform Coinage of India, 1835 to 1947, A Catalogue and Pricelist, London, Spink & Son Ltd, 2012.