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India 1, 1/2 and 1/4 Rupee Bombay Presidency  1832 to 1835
India 1, 1/2 and 1/4 Rupee Bombay Presidency 1832 to 1835

These very pretty silver rupees come from the Bombay Presidency period of British India during the early to mid-1800s, under Shah Alam II. The Hejira date of AH1215 (equivalent to 1800AD Gregorian) is clearly seen in Arabic numerals. The denominations are:

1 RUPEE: 29 mm diameter, 11.6 grams
1/2 RUPEE: 26 mm, 5.8 grams
1/4 RUPEE: 18 mm, 2.8 grams

Comparing recent auction results with older catalog values shows that the catalogs generally underestimate value. The coins are selling for more than the catalogs indicate.

The coin in our picture is in very nice condition and has no problems such as scratches, cleanings, nicks, spots, stains, or gouges. It sold for 55 British pounds (about 70 US dollars) during a 2014 auction by Baldwins. CoinQuest thanks Baldwins for use of their coin photo.

Even though the catalogs are questionable, we still use the pricing conventions of the catalogers. Please be sure to read our Important Terminology page to understand how the catalog values below are interpreted to get actual buy and sell values.

RUPEE
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $250

1/2 RUPEE
worn: $7 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $200

1/4 RUPEE
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $160

Images from requester Xylo:

Coin: 21596 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Xylo, Tue, 27-Sep-2016 20:00:04 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 30-Sep-2016 17:51:54 GMT
Requester description: 1800 Arabic writing
Tags: india 1 2 4 rupee bombay presidency ruppee rupees rupiye arabic arab aribic arabian arabia

  

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