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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Indian subcontinent: Mughal, Princely states and colonial (1526-1947) => British India => Topic started by: mitresh on October 27, 2015, 04:11:16 AM

Title: EIC: Bengal Presidency, Copper 1 Pice (2 coins), INO Shah Alam II, KM 72 & A65
Post by: mitresh on October 27, 2015, 04:11:16 AM
East India Company, Bengal Presidency, Copper 1 Pice, 5.84g, 22mm, INO Shah Alam II, Sagar Mint, KM 72

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East India Company, Bengal Presidency, Copper 1 Pice, 5.29g, 21mm, INO Shah Alam II, Sagar Mint, KM A65

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At first look, both coins look the same however there is a subtle difference. Coin 1 (KM 72) has a 6-petalled rosette as mint mark while Coin 2 (KM A65) has a 6-pointed star as mint mark. Note the smooth rounded vs sharp pointed edges of both mint marks and you will spot the difference.