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Started by PeaceBD, May 18, 2017, 03:54:50 PM
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Quote from: asm on May 18, 2017, 04:17:44 PMExcellent acquisition. These are rare to find.
Quote from: asm on May 18, 2017, 05:16:29 PMThough state mints were ordered closed in 1893 (before VS 1940) this issue (a one off one year issue) is intriguing. Why would a ruler issue coins - that too for just one year a few years after the mint was closed.One suggestion that has come up during my discussions with various friends is the possibility that this was a emergency issue during the great Famine of 1900. It is likely that there was a severe shortage of copper (used for daily needs of the populace) which the local ruler (with or without the permission of the British overlords) minted to mitigate the problems of the locals - just like the later World War emergency issues. Amit
Quote from: asm on May 18, 2017, 05:08:19 PMI missed your query in the first instance, sorry.The right image reads: (from around 9/ 10 O'Clock till 3 O'Clock) anti-clockwise: દોડ દોકડો - (1 1/2 Dokdo) શા: (for Samvat) ૧૯૫૬ (1956).In central circle the value in Gujarati - ૧ll (1.1/2)The left Image reads: (from around 11 O'Clock till 5 O'Clock) clockwise: જામ શ્રી જસાજી. Jam Shri (one letter is not clear) Jassaji with a Katar in the central circle.Amit
Quote from: Figleaf on May 23, 2017, 10:25:14 AMI can easily imagine the scenario in which a famine leads to mintage of famine tokens, as other famine tokens are known. However, I wonder why a ruler would run the risk of striking banned coins, when he could just as well have struck famine tokens?I propose as an alternative theory that this is an error date.Peter
Quote from: asm on May 18, 2017, 05:16:29 PMThough state mints were ordered closed in 1893 (before VS 1940)
Quote from: MORGENSTERNN on May 23, 2017, 11:36:12 PMDid you get a source with the list of the closed mints ?
Quote from: Figleaf on May 23, 2017, 10:25:14 AMI propose as an alternative theory that this is an error date.