India Princely States Bikanir Rupee  1892 to 1897
India Princely States Bikanir Rupee 1892 to 1897

This amazing trilingual coin was struck under Ganga Singh (ruled 1887 to 1942) of Bikaner, which used to be an independent princely state in northwestern India. It existed from 1488 until August 7th 1947 when Ganga Singh's successor signed a treaty, the famous 'Instrument of Accession', thus selecting to become a part of India rather than Pakistan.

Although locally ruled, the Queen's likeness is still shown on the coin along with the English inscription VICTORIA EMPRESS. On the reverse there's an inscription in both Devanagari and Persian: 'Maharaja Ganga Singh Bahadur'. It's quite rare for a coin to bear inscriptions in three different languages!

Beware of fakes. Genuine coins measure 30.4 mm in diameter and weigh 11.45 grams. They are struck in silver.

worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $300

worn: $125
average circulated: $250
well preserved: $300
fully uncirculated: $400

Coins which exhibit severe damage that detracts from the overall appeal are worth much less, around $15 or so. The values used on this page are catalog values. Please refer to our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to convert them into actual buy and sales vales.

Coin: 16943 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: souzy, Tue, 29-Apr-2014 17:13:30 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 01-May-2014 01:17:50 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 15-Apr-2016 00:34:32 GMT
Requester description: 1892 Picture of a woman with a crown, has the words 'victoria empress'. On the flip side it says 'one rupee' on the top and the words 'bikanir state' below. On this side it has arabic and indian writing in the center.
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