Four Monarchs ruled over India in the 20th Century, one of them was King George V. He came to the throne in 1910 and died in 1936. During that time there was a World War and people had something
else to do than collect coins. We have a nice group of King George V 1/4 Annas dated 1936, the year he died, on offer. Of course
1936 was the year we had three kings, George V, Edward VIII and George VI. These are not easy to find and the coins on offer are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with original
lustre. You have the crowned bust of the Monarch on one side and the denomination and date on the other side. An interesting coin from history
India 9 Coin Type Set. Uncirculated. It was fantastic when a dealer offered us a set of nine different
denominations going back to 1971 (46 years) and the newest coin is 2002 (15 years old). All the coins are in Uncirculated condition and they are almost impossible to find elsewhere, even in India
You get the 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 25 and 50 Paise and the 1 Rupee. Remember the Indian Rupee is about 87 to the Pound. These are fantastic coins several of them are unusual shapes and once these are gone, I don’t know where I will be able to find any more. All coins are legal tender, all coins are Uncirculated and all the coins cost more to make than their face value!
We were offered a group of ancient Indian copper coins recently; they were issued between 59-
131 AD. They have an elephant on one side and some circles on the other side. They were
very crudely struck; after all they were a very low denomination at the time. They are from
Satavahanas, Pulomavi in India.
We went through 2,000 coins in the hoard and picked out the best ones available. We went for
the best elephants that we could find, in fact we bought only 10% of the hoard, and these were the
only ones that we thought were of sufficient quality for our customers. A very old coin but it won’t cost
you the earth. As the elephant is now endangered, we think this ancient coin is very appropriate.
These billon or base metal silver coins were issued between 1458 and 1479. They were made for the
independent kingdom in Northern India of Jaunpur Sutltanate. Today this area is known as Uttar
Pradesh. It was ruled by Hussain Shah, the last ruler. During his reign he contributed to Hindustani classical
His army was the biggest in India and he tried to conquer Delhi three times, but was defeated each
time. In 1493 the Delhi sultanate re-conquered Jaunpur and Hussain fled to Bengal. They are listed as
These 500 year old coins are called Tankas and are base silver or billon. They have inscriptions on
both sides and have an interesting history. I think at just £18.00 they are both interesting and reasonably