INDIA, BEIC, Bengal, rupee, 121x year 46 (early 19th c.)


INDIA, BEIC, Bengal, rupee, 121x year 46 (early 19th c.), Obverse: fish, star, Reverse: flower mark, silver, 22mm, 11.05g, KM40.1, aVF

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Banares was granted to the East India Company by the Nawab of Awadh in 1775. Mughal style coins were struck there with the name of the Mughal Emperor.

The British obtained their first trading concessions in Bengal in the 17th century and expanded their holdings through the first half of the 19th century.

South Asia generally is taken to include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Some people would like to include Afghanistan and Burma, but that’s a minority opinion.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.