INDIA, PUDUCOTTA, cash, variety with blank reverse


INDIA, PUDUCOTTA, cash, no date (1889 AD), Birmingham mint, then later on Calcutta, Obverse: goddess seated facing, Reverse: blank, copper, KM6v, AU

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I got about 6 of these over 25 years ago, showed them to various people, none had anything useful to say. The obverse is identical with the normal 2-sided coins. It seems like some kind of pattern or test strike.

The so-called “Native States” of 19th century India were domains of rulers who had obtained independence from the Mughals and then made separate deals with the British after their takeover in 1858.

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.