INDIA BUNDI rupee 1954 VS (1897 AD)


INDIA, BUNDI, rupee, 1954 VS (1897 AD), Obverse: katar, VICTORIA QUEEN, silver, 18mm, 10.67g, Y9, some red paint in the recesses, F

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If it was Chinese we’d say the red paint is for “amuletic” purposes. Probably something similar here, let’s call it “festive,”

Bundi was in northwest India. In the 19th century, pushed around by its neighbors, it asked the British for help. The vassal relationship is expressed on the coinage. with the British monarch cited as overlord.

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.