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India Pice Bengal Presidency Shah Alam II with Trisul  1815 to 1829
India Pice Bengal Presidency Shah Alam II with Trisul 1815 to 1829

This coin comes from a period in India known as the Bengal Presidency. In 1765 emperor Shah Alam gave some possessions in Bengal to the British East India Company, starting the presidency. This coin comes from Shah Alam's successor, Shah Alam II.

There is a distinguishing feature of a fork, trident, or trisul on this coin. Several versions exist with minor differences. A great page with more info can be found over at our friends ChiefaCoins.

At this time catalog values for these neat coins are quite low. In CoinQuest's opinion, the values will not be low forever. The increased exposure of Indian coins over the Internet will surely push prices upward. Today, here is CoinQuest's estimate of value

worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $30

These are catalog values and must be adjusted to get actual buy and sell values. See our Important Terminology page for further information.

Coin: 21602 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: nr, Tue, 11-Oct-2016 15:12:56 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 11-Oct-2016 15:15:38 GMT
Requester description: There is a symbol that looks like a trident
Tags: india pice bengal presidency shah ii symbol trident syombol symbles symbal simbol symbels symobols symbols simble thonged thong forks ptichfork pronged pitchfork fork triton prongs pitch pittchfork

  

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