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India 1/2, 1 1/2, and 2 Pice  1791 to 1794
India 1/2, 1 1/2, and 2 Pice 1791 to 1794

These coins come from India under British influence during a period known as the Bombay Presidency. They are made of copper, but sometimes you find them with a gold plating. If you have a gold plated specimen, it is rare and more valuable than the standard copper issues as shown in our picture.

1/2 PICE: 20 mm diameter
1 1/2 PICE: 28 mm diameter
2 PICE: 30 mm diameter

The listings below give approximate catalog values for coins free of all problems such as scratches, stains, cleanings, nicks, gouges, and the like. Remember these are catalog values and must be adjusted in accordance with our Terminology page to get actual buy and sell values. All dates of these coins carry roughly the same value. There are some special proof coins (as well as the gilt coins mentioned above) which command higher values. If you think you may have a higher value coin, seek out a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person appraisal.

1/2 PICE
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $12

1 1/2 PICE
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25

2 PICE
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $20

Note to Melville -- It is probably time for you to get some good coin catalogs. You can find them at your library or bookstore or amazon.com. It sounds like your coin was struck on a too-small planchet. This will add some value as an error coin, but not too much, maybe $10.

Coin: 16143 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Melville.D, Tue, 10-Dec-2013 11:56:45 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 10-Dec-2013 16:27:51 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 24-Dec-2015 00:39:21 GMT
Requester description: One side with an offset punched heart shape with the alphabets 'V,I,C and E' arranged clockwise in a circular manner with the 'V' on top.The heartshape has part of number 4 above it.The heartshape is part surrounded with a line with spikes. Other side: 80% punch of a weighing scale,with 2 small zeros below. Coin looks small for the info intended.Coin is pointed on one of its edges.
Tags: india 1 2 pice pices one offset offcenter punched countermark heart alphabets alphabet v circular circle heartshape part number 4 line spikes spike 80 punch scale zeros zero ones off certer center centre centers centered stamped stamp counterstamped hashmarked chop countermarked hashmark counterstamps punches counterstamp stamps chops hearts circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circumscribed parts numbers numbering numbered lined lines lining bar bars spiked scales justice iustitia justicia

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