British India coinage

British India Coinage

British India coinage

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The British East India Company established its initial settlement in Surat in 1612, and started minting coins from the mid 17th century. The early European style coins were not popular outside their jurisdiction, and in 1717 the British obtained the right to strike their own rupees in the name of the Mughal emperor.

Presidency issues

Presidency coin introduction (under construction)mughal style coinage introduction

Calcutta Presidency

(under construction)

Bombay Presidency

(under construction)

Madras Presidency

(under construction)both monetary system

Colonial issues (uniform coinage)

(under construction)

Coins issued under East India Company authority

(under construction)

William IV (1835)

Victoria Queen (1840-1858)

Regal issues

After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the ruling power over India was transferred from the British East India Company to the British Crown. From 1862 till Indian independence in 1947, coins were stuck under the authority of the crown. Gaps in years indicate that coinage was not struck bearing those dates. Sometimes, coins were struck during subsequent years bearing a previous date, for example, coins bearing the year 1862.

Victoria Queen (1862-1876)

Victoria Empress (1877-1901)

Edward VII (1903-1910)

bald king, talk about crowned issues ("correction of mistake").

George V (1911-1936)

1911 pig rupeewartime measures (non-silver coinage)

Edward VIII (-)

During the short reign of Edward VIII, no coins were...
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