Famine Token 1 Rupee, Issued by India, 1874
Minted by Calcutta Mint

Obverse Description

Around central hole, FAMINE 1874

Reverse Description

Around central hole, GRAIN TOKEN ONE RUPEE

Edge Description



Pridmore states "A grain token struck at the Calcutta Mint for use on the Bengal famine relief works". The famine, also known as the Bihar famine 1873-1874, was caused by drought. Rice was imported from Burma for distribution.

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