1/4 Rupee, Issued by East India Company, Bengal, India, 1204, Year 19 (frozen)
Minted by New Calcutta Mint
Persian legend with hijri date 1204; crescent privy mark near rim at 3 o'clock
Julus formula (translation: Struck at Murshidabad in the 19 year )
The new Calcutta Mint was opened in 1830. It was steam powered and purchased from Boulton, Watt and Company of Birmingham, England. Proofs of the proposed design for the new coinage were were presented to the Government for consideration in June 1830. Circulation strikes, like this, were issues to the public from January 1831 they have plain edges and a crescent at the left end of the top line of the reverse.
Donation from Eric Wodak
Type of item
3.09 g (Weight)
Pridmore 183 KM#115
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1975. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India. 1.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.