1/4 Rupee, Issued by East India Company, Bengal, India, 1204, Year 19 (frozen)
Minted by New Calcutta Mint

Obverse Description

Persian legend with hijri date 1204; crescent privy mark near rim at 3 o'clock

Reverse Description

Julus formula (translation: Struck at Murshidabad in the 19 year )

Edge Description



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

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