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India Bengal Presidency 1/16, 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 Anna  1782 to 1784
India Bengal Presidency 1/16, 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 Anna 1782 to 1784

In 1765 Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gave the British East India Company gifts in Bengal, Orissa, and Bihar. This made the company basically responsible to the Emperor. The period known as the Bengal Presidency lasted until 1835. These are coins of the Bengal Presidency in India with dates between 1782 and 1784:

1/16 ANNA: about 14 mm diameter
1/8 ANNA: 18 mm
1/4 ANNA: 21 mm
1/2 ANNA: 25 mm

Even recent coin catalogs do not reflect the marked interest in coins of old India. The Internet and other modern marvels of communication have enabled collectors worldwide to view and study these intriguing coins. Our values below reflect results from auction sales, not solely catalog listings. The coin in our photo is an 1/8 anna which sold for $55 US dollars during a 2013 auction. CoinQuest thanks Stephen Album Rare Coins for use of their coin photo.

1/16 ANNA
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $30

1/8 ANNA
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $60

1/4 ANNA
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $90

1/2 ANNA
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $120

These, as always, are general guidelines. Coins with excellent eye appeal will approach the upper values. Damaged coins (scratches, spots, cleanings, nicks, stains, etc) will be worth much less.

Coin: 19347 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: HEOC, Wed, 03-Jun-2015 12:26:29 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 03-Jun-2015 13:25:32 GMT
Requester description: Can you please tell me what this coin is I'm trying to find it online with days. It has squiggles and lines and two prominent stars. There is another character that looks like two small mountains and one large mountain, with a star under the large mountain. I see one like it on your page with notation 'India Bengal Presidency'
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