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Offline mitresh

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AAurangzeb: AR Rupee, Zafarabad, RY 21......nice strike!
« on: March 09, 2020, 05:12:59 AM »
Mughal Empire, Aurangzeb, Silver Rupee, Zafarabad, 11.48g, RY 21

Lovely deep strike with lustre and almost complete legends!

Apparently struck from Gold dies as the couplet on this coin mentions "Mehr Munir" (appears only on gold coins, mehr means sun implying the golden yellow color) vs the standard term "Badr Munir" (appears only on silver coins, Badr means moon implying silver color).
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Re: AAurangzeb: AR Rupee, Zafarabad, RY 21......nice strike!
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 10:19:50 AM »
Interesting error, but what do you call it? Off-metal strike? Mule? Type?

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Re: AAurangzeb: AR Rupee, Zafarabad, RY 21......nice strike!
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 11:01:32 AM »
The Mehr Munir couplet has been used by a number of mints to strike Silver rupees. So not an error. The fact is that the Badr Munir couplet was designed for the Silver rupees and the Mehr Munir couplet for the Gold Mohurs. However, some mints, may be with not a big mint run may have used the Gold die to mint silver.

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