1 Pice, Issued by, Benares Province, Bengal, India, 1815 - 1821
Legend in Persian script (translation: In the 37th year of the Emperor Shah Alam)
Legend in Persian and Hindi script (translation: one pai sikka)
This issue was originally authorised under Regulation VII, 29 April 1814 for circulation in the Province of Benares but circulation was extended between 1817 and 1836 to all of the Bengal Presidency. It was demonetized in 1844.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
6.124 g (Weight)
Pridmore 309 KM#29
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1975. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India. 1., 256 Pages
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.