40 Cash, Issued by, Madras Presidency, India, 1807
Minted by Madras Mint
In Persian "This is forty cash"; in exergue, XL CASH. The exergue is defined by a series of dots with a star at the centre and there are five beads below the denomination.
The phrase "This is forty cash" in Telugu and Tamil
Silver and copper coins based on the pagoda standard were struck from 1807. The copper cash struck at Madras circulated with copper cash ordered from England. The 40 cash seems to have gone out of use from 1818 when the pagoda standard was replaced by the rupee. The other copper denominations remained in use until replaced in 1835.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
18.92 g (Weight)
Pridmore 219 KM#333.3
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1975. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 4, India. 1., 36 & 70 Pages
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.