The British India coinage falls under the East India Company and Imperial issues. The East India Company (EIC) coins were categorized into Madras, Bombay, and Bengal presidencies, minting individual coins until 1835. The upcoming DNW Auctions sale presents rare British India coins. A highlight is a Bombay gold Mohur from 1765. The 15 rupees coin features the East India Company arms on one side. Its reverse features floral motifs with the inscription ‘Bombay 1765’ in the middle. Termed among the King of English East India Company coins, it is a rare specimen. The available Bombay presidency coin contains pure 24-karat Venetian gold. It belongs to the early authenticated gold coin specimens during the silver coin shortage.
Showcased is a 1677 Bombay pattern rupee. It is a rare silver rupee pattern in the name of Charles II. The ‘Rupee of Bombay’ was to be struck in Bombay in 1678. However, the project failed due to the demise of coiner John Morrice and the inefficiencies of George Bower’s dies. Also featured is a 1784 silver pattern rupee from John Prinseps’ coinage from the Pulta mint in Calcutta. The coin bears the name of Shah Alam II in Persian. Princeps’ coinage is rare as it failed local adoption, ceasing production in 1784. The Puddester Collection also presents a Bengal presidency recruiting ticket, the first Bombay presidency silver coin, and an 1830 gold mohur made from steam-powered equipment at the Calcutta mint. Interested collectors can explore the entire catalog and register to bid online by visiting DNW Auctions.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (907)
# of Lots:907
Price Range:£30- £150,000
Interesting lots include:
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|The King Of English East India Company Coins – The Celebrated Bombay Gold Mohur, 1765.|| Estimate: |
|The Only Bombay Pattern Rupee Of 1677 In Private Ownership.|| Estimate: |
|The First Silver Coin Struck At Bombay.|| Estimate: |
|Prinsep’s Excessively Rare Pattern Rupee, 1784.|| Estimate: |
|A Unique Gold Pattern Mohur Of 1830.|| Estimate: |
|East India Company, Bengal Presidency, Brass Recruiting Ticket.|| Estimate: |
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