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India (Awadh) Falus, Rupee, and Ashrafi of Wajid Ali Shah  1847 to 1856
India (Awadh) Falus, Rupee, and Ashrafi of Wajid Ali Shah 1847 to 1856

The coin catalog reports that the two figures on this coin are mermaids. I might not have guessed that, but most coinage from Wajid Ali Shah in the Indian princely state of Awadh shows the two beauties explicitly. Under the mermaids is a bowl-shaped crescent. Dates on these coins appear in eastern Arabic numerals (see below) and are specified in the Islamic hijri calendar. The coin values below are roughly the same for all dates. Lack of wear and damage, and good eye appeal, are the predominant factors that increase the value of individual coins. There are many variations of the patterns, and several denominations:

1/8 FALUS: copper, about 12 mm diameter
1/4 FALUS: copper, about 14 mm diameter
1/2 FALUS: copper, about 16 mm diameter
FALUS: copper, about 20 mm diameter

1/16 RUPEE: silver, about 10 mm diameter
1/8 RUPEE: silver, about 12 mm diameter
1/4 RUPEE: silver, about 14 mm diameter
1/2 RUPEE: silver, about 18 mm diameter
RUPEE: silver, about 26 mm diameter

1/4 ASHRAFI: gold, about 12 mm diameter
1/2 ASHRAFI: gold, about 16 mm diameter
ASHRAFI: gold, about 26 mm diameter

Very approximate catalog values run like this:

1/8 FALUS
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $100

1/4 FALUS
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $60

1/2 FALUS
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $10

FALUS
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $20

1/16 RUPEE
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $80

1/8 RUPEE
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $60

1/4 RUPEE
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $70

1/2 RUPEE
worn: $14 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $100

RUPEE
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $120

1/4 ASHRAFI
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $800

1/2 ASHRAFI
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $800

ASHRAFI
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $800

The coin pictures on this page are of well preserved specimens. Please read our Important Terminology page to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 21302 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Higgy, Tue, 21-Jun-2016 13:41:03 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 22-Jun-2016 03:21:16 GMT
Requester description: possibly persian, iranian. Image1 and Image_1 same coin. Image2 and Image_2 same coin.
Tags: india awadh falus rupee ashrafi wajid ali shah ruppee rupees rupiye persian iran iranian 1 2 persia angel mermaid people two crescent moon cherubs angels cheurb cherub angelic angl person peuple peoples peple persons

  

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