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NS
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wish to know the correct price of British india coins. I paid 23 K for 16 coins of victoria @ 1440 per coin with years of 1862,1876,1877,1878,1879,1880,1882

1884,1885,1887,1890,1891,1892,1893,1900,1901

I think I have paid more , Please guide me so that in future I am not duped.

June 19, 2011 at 1:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rajkushal.A
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i have a 1874 empress victoria 1 rupee coin ........................................... is it real 

June 22, 2011 at 10:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Rajkushal.A at June 22, 2011 at 10:28 AM

i have a 1874 empress victoria 1 rupee coin ........................................... is it real 

It's counterfeit.

1874 Rupee coins from both Calcutta and Bombay mint had 'Victoria Queen' as legends in the obverse side of the coin and not 'Victoria Empress'.

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June 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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NS at June 19, 2011 at 1:19 PM

wish to know the correct price of British india coins. I paid 23 K for 16 coins of victoria @ 1440 per coin with years of 1862,1876,1877,1878,1879,1880,1882

1884,1885,1887,1890,1891,1892,1893,1900,1901

I think I have paid more , Please guide me so that in future I am not duped.

I can't help you with the correct market value but just to give you an idea; the last Victorian Rupee coin that I purchased (about a year ago) was for Rs.430 in VF grade

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June 22, 2011 at 5:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

NS
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kidromeo at June 22, 2011 at 5:25 PM

NS at June 19, 2011 at 1:19 PM

wish to know the correct price of British india coins. I paid 23 K for 16 coins of victoria @ 1440 per coin with years of 1862,1876,1877,1878,1879,1880,1882

1884,1885,1887,1890,1891,1892,1893,1900,1901

I think I have paid more , Please guide me so that in future I am not duped.

I can't help you with the correct market value but just to give you an idea; the last Victorian Rupee coin that I purchased (about a year ago) was for Rs.430 in VF grade

 Thanks for the reply. Can you please let me know where you purchased the last victoria coin @ Rs 430

June 23, 2011 at 9:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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1791 Madras Presidency Pice is something I have been looking for. It's kinda expensive at good grades.

http://db.stevealbum.com/lotphotos_large//100849.jpg

And the Sailana anna

http://www.nwwone.org/world-war/worldwar-image-large/india-sailana-1912-1-4-anna-red-bu_190530970976.jpg


June 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Zohuri
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August 31, 2011 at 2:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

vishal jain
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Kowshik at August 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM

1911- PIG Coin KG V due to low Mintage Approx INR 2500/-

1939- KG VI low mintage approx INR 60000/-

1835- William IV approx INR 1200/-

1840- Victoria Queen INR 650/-

Other Coins ONE Rupee INR 415-650/-

HALF Rupee is rare compared to ONE Rupee in British INDIA

KG VI 1940-1945 INR 275-325/- depending upon condition

KG VI 1946-1947 Nikel Coins INR 50/-

 

Expand List pls

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September 1, 2011 at 5:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

sharmanumis
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The Rarest of all the british india coins is 1878 quarter rupee. The mintage is only 44000 . The mintage of 1880 half rupee is 1.8 lakhs which is selling at 1 lakh whereas 1878 quarter rupee is only 44000. verify the info from international manuals like kruase and pigmore . as per pigmore the mintage is 44264 and as per krause it is 44000. searching this coin in UNC since 6 months . searched in bangalore hyderbad bombay exhibition and every where but in vain. i have chosen the krause manual comaprison page of 1880 half rupee and 1878 quarter rupee page as my profile picture. can anyone reply whether 1878 quarter rupee is really rarer than 1880 half rupee

October 5, 2011 at 3:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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Mintage numbers are one way to determine the rarity of the coin. But again there is another factor called availability. Even though a coin has high mintage numbers, there might just be a few coins available in the market, lower than the coin with low mintage numbers. One way US coins are measured is by their NGC/PCGS populations but for Indian coins its a little hard to determine rarity with not a lot of information.

There is just one 1878 1/4 rupee graded by NGC and there are a couple of 1878 1/4 rupee proofs/restrikes that have been graded by PCGS. 

After a lot of searching I did find the 1878 1/4 rupee on the recent Baldwin's auction. Two coins were up for sale in two lots but they were with other coins. One lot sold for 720 Pounds and the other lot for 300 pounds. Both of them sold 10 times higher than the estimated values. It was a part of the Yasodha Singh collection. You missed it by a couple of weeks. 

http://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotviewer.php?LotID=1051303&AucID=974&Lot=1201&Val=64ea55231d741fa736e3158498efd15b

http://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotviewer.php?LotID=1051273&AucID=974&Lot=1171&Val=48d1353b9bde5afb1f47c77300507cd5

October 6, 2011 at 2:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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The 1880 half rupee doesnt seem to be that rare. Two of those were sold in the second lot along with the 1878 1/4 rupee for 300 pounds. 1 Lakh is a little too much :)

October 6, 2011 at 2:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Harry
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Hello everyone, I am new to ICN but not new to collecting British India coins. Thanks for all your feedback, its quite interesting.

Although mintage numbers are a huge factor of deterring the rarity of a coin, it’s not the only one, especially when one is interested in mint state coins (like I am).

Has anyone heard of a book called "Indian Coins (with rarity) British India and Republic of India." I am told it does not contain prices but does contain relative rarities. I am very interested in getting this book but I can't find it. If anyone has any information on this kindly post it in this forum.

Thanks.

December 2, 2011 at 1:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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I totally agree with you Harry, mintage numbers are not the only factor to determine rarity. Sometimes large hoards of a particular year get discovered and it totally changes the landscape of rarity. But in general, from my experience though millions of coins were minted, not many were preserved in the its pristine form. That makes any British India coin in UNC state 100 folds more harder to find than a VF coin. 

Do you know who the author of the book is?

December 3, 2011 at 12:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Harry
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The book that I'm looking for is "Indian Coins (with rarity) British India and Republic of India."  by Sripal Rathod.  Anyone heard about it?

December 5, 2011 at 3:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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Check this out. 

http://www.ebay.in/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320806997512#ht_1992wt_1139

December 5, 2011 at 7:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Harry
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Thanks broken compass, I'll get this book!!

December 5, 2011 at 9:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Yash
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Hi Friends,

 

I have a Victoria Empress -- 1/4 ANNA (1887) British India copper coin.

 

what do you think its worth..

 

Cheers,

 

Yash

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December 13, 2011 at 2:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Harry
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Yash,

I have seen dealers list that coin here in the US for $40, but thats for an Unc coin. Extrapolating from that I'm guessing yours would be worth around $4 or Rs200 retail.

 

December 13, 2011 at 1:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Yash and Harry, this type of low grade (FR~VG) copper quarter annas with verdigris disease are sold here at Calcutta for 3 to 10 bucks for various Indian religious and superstitious rituals by roadside hawkers throughout the city. These are cheap hole fillers in collection before you can upgrade these for something worth bragging :)

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December 13, 2011 at 3:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Yash
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@kidromeo -- that was insightful... I will keep that in mind... 

i was just seeking openion.. Thanks..

@Harry -- Thanks pal :)

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December 14, 2011 at 1:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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