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

Obverse Description

Persian legend with hijri date 1204

Reverse Description

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

Edge Description

Plain (sic)


This issue was authorised under Regulation XIV 1818, effective from 1 January 1819. As part of an ongoing move to produce a uniform currency, the weight of the 19 san sicca was increased. The change was marked by the introduction of vertical milling on the edge of the coins and, on the rupee, a five-pointed star below the Persian letters 'Bad' near the rim at 9 o'clock on the obverse. All coins of this issue were minted at Calcutta. The plain edge on this coin was a characteristic of the 1830 issue with the New Calcutta mint crescent mark. There is no crescent on this coin and the style is of the 1819 issue.

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