A 19th century replica of the world's largest coin will be included in an auction of Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals at Dix Noonan Webb in London on February 20-21, 2019. Here's their
press release. -Editor
A 19th century replica of the world's largest coin measuring 13.5cm and weighing 900g will be included in an auction of Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals at Dix Noonan Webb, the international
coins, medals, banknotes and jewellery specialists. The auction will be held on Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11am at their auction rooms in central Mayfair - 16 Bolton
St, London, W1J 8BQ.
Expected to fetch £3,000-4,000, the original was made for Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan I. A similar specimen is also in the British Museum and both are clearly copies of the same original, a coin
which was discovered in Patna in the 18th century and which was last seen in the 1840s. The specimen, worth 200 mohurs, in the British Museum was formerly in the collection of the India Museum in
London, which closed in 1879.
Mughal multiple-mohur coins are known to have been struck in denominations up to 1,000 mohurs, probably for presentation purposes; very few are known to exist today, as most were probably melted
down at some point.
To read the complete lot descriptions, see:
Lot 970: India, MUGHAL, Shah Jahan I, a cast copy, probably 19th century, in plated copper of a gold 200
Lot 971: India, MUGHAL, Shah Jahan I, a cast copy, probably 19th century, in copper of a gold 200 Mohurs,
Wayne Homren, Editor
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