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Jahangir, Half Dam,Agra,1023 AH
« on: December 30, 2017, 02:36:19 PM »
Hi,
Attaching a half dam of Jahangir with Jahangiri inscription from Agra mint. The coin is almost smoothed out with weight 8.8 gm. However, the inscriptions are quite readable.
I have not found any reference of Jahangir half dam from Agra in SAC and not in zeno.
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Re: Jahangir, Half Dam,Agra,1023 AH
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 08:08:21 PM »
Nice one Saikat! A scarce issue!
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Re: Jahangir, Half Dam,Agra,1023 AH
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 04:18:19 AM »
As Dr. has already commented it's  a nice proud possession.

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Re: Jahangir, Half Dam,Agra,1023 AH
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 05:57:37 AM »
Indeed a scarce coin.

As you go deeper, you will find that KM is not complete. There are more coins missing there than there are listed ones. However, to begin with, this is the best. As one grows, better and more detailed catalogues should be looked at and where there are none, try to prepare one. Indian numismatics is a very deep subject and we have not excavated even the tip........

For the Mughal field, specialist catalogues are available for Babur, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Shah Alam Bahadur, Jahandar Shah and a few more are in the offing. Even though these are specialist catalogues, more discoveries come up after the making of these catalogues.

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Re: Jahangir, Half Dam,Agra,1023 AH
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 06:24:20 AM »
Thank you all and a very happy new year.
Indeed any printed catalogue for Mughal is going to be obsolete in no time as new varieties surface regularly. I feel WOC and zeno be used as better reference. We see more coins in Facebook (this type of coin is present there) but Facebook groups are restrictive and it is difficult to properly use the same for catalogue.
But, now I wonder, Agra being a common mint and Jahangir produced huge amount of dam (and restruck Suri paisa) there. Then why so little half dams there?
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Saikat

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Re: Jahangir, Half Dam,Agra,1023 AH
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 04:27:05 AM »
Indeed a scarce coin.

For the Mughal field, specialist catalogues are available for Babur, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Shah Alam Bahadur, Jahandar Shah and a few more are in the offing. Even though these are specialist catalogues, more discoveries come up after the making of these catalogues.

Amit

It is one of the drawback of collecting coppers .SB also commented against Abhishek post  on fbk that chances of copper hoards to surface are more and rarity index will drop as been happening in past years for few of the rare coppers which are not even in scarce category now.
He further added only handful of current collectors are into  coppers thus no reason to keep any copper coin   to rare level as in future chances will be high that other specimens may turn up.

Cheers ;D
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