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The E-Sylum: Volume 16, Number 2, January 13, 2013, Article 4

NEW BOOK: THE UNIFORM COINAGE OF INDIA 1835 – 1947

Philip Skingley forwarded more information on the new book from Spink on the Uniform Coinage of India by Paul Stevens and Randy Weir. Thanks! The web page notes that "Although primarily a collector Paul has spent many hundreds of hours in the British Library exploring the history behind Indian coins, particularly that found in the archives of the East India Company. ". -Editor

Uniform Coinage of India THE UNIFORM COINAGE OF INDIA
1835 – 1947
A Catalogue and Price List
By Paul Stevens and Randy Weir
Published by Spink
Crown quarto, pp. xii, 360. Illustrated in colour. Casebound.
Price £75 (plus postage and packing)

This new book is based upon the work of Major F. Pridmore (The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Part 4, India. Volume 2, Uniform Coinage), published in 1980. The market for Indian coins has developed considerably in that time and the need for an up-to-date reference work with current values has been apparent for some time.

Paul Stevens and Randy Weir have combined their extensive knowledge and experience totalling over 60 years to produce this comprehensive handbook for collectors. They have amassed information from numerous sources and have gathered together superb photographs, all shown at 1 ½ times actual size, not only of the currency issues, but also of Proof Restrikes, Early Proof Restrikes, Original Proofs and rarely seen Patterns. Also shown are close-ups of varieties and line-drawings to illustrate points that could not be easily shown in photographs.

Information about weight, diameter, metal, edge and axes is also given with cross references to Pridmore numbers with additional comments to show provenance. This is the new standard catalogue for the coins of British India for the period and includes prices in US$ in multiple grades together with mintage figures.

For more information, or to order, see: The Uniform Coinage of India 1835 to 1947 A Catalogue and Pricelist by Stevens, P. and Weir, R (www.spink.com/books-publications/book-description.aspx?id=70)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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