1 Pice, Issued by, Bengal, India, 1796
Legend in Persian (translation: In the 37th year of the emperor Shah Alam)
The legend "one pai sikka" in Bengali, Persian and Hindi scripts
The issue of the copper pice denomination was authorised on 2 October 1795 but the weight standard was reduced in May 1796 and again in 1809. This coin is of the 1796 standard.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
8.546 g (Weight)
Pridmore 204 KM#53
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1975. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India. 1., 426-247 Pages
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2007. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1701 - 1800.