India, Sikh Empire, Ranjit Singh (VS 1856-96 / 1799-1839 AD), silver Morashahi Rupee – rare variety

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India, Sikh Empire, Ranjit Singh (VS 1856-96 / 1799-1839 AD), silver Morashahi Rupee, Amritsar, VS 1862, reverse with mora (peacock tail), or ber symbol, 11.09g (Herrli 01.11.04; Gurprit Singh 01.29.01;…
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India, Sikh Empire, Ranjit Singh (VS 1856-96 / 1799-1839 AD), silver Morashahi Rupee, Amritsar, VS 1862, reverse with mora (peacock tail), or ber symbol, 11.09g (Herrli 01.11.04; Gurprit Singh 01.29.01; KM 20.4).

Very Fine, test mark to the obverse and a couple of test marks to the edge. Scarce variety.

Coins of this type have been referred to as Morashahi due to the shape of the symbol on the reverse that resembles a peacock’s tail. Gurprit Singh says that they should be correctly referred to as Bershahi a name taken from its resemblance to a sprig of the Ber (Zizyphus jujuba).

Specification

Period 1799 - 1839
Date 1862
Coin Group

World

Denomination

Rupee

Coin Ruler

Sikh Empire

Country

India

Coin House

Independent Kingdoms

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Amritsar

Weight 11.09 g

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