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Offline shariqkhan

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Akbar Yak Tanki - Rare
« on: December 03, 2020, 06:23:16 PM »
Mughal Emperor Akbar
Copper
Wt : 3.85 Grams
Denomination : 1 Tanki
Mint : Not Visible
Obverse : Akbar Shah Sikka Yak Tanki (اکبر شاہ سکّے یک تنکی )
Reverse : Ilahi XX .............................
Although One side is gone but still a valuable piece of History

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Re: Akbar Yak Tanki - Rare
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 09:41:54 PM »
I haven't found a complete overlay of these coins on WoC yet, but there is a lot of information on the series in this thread. Your coin is slightly underweight, which is not surprising in view of the wear.

You will find illustrations here, so you can reconstruct the worn side.

Feed this into the Google engine to find more threads on these coins:
site:www.worldofcoins.eu/ akbar tanki (this is not a clickable link)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Akbar Yak Tanki - Rare
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2020, 09:30:22 AM »
@figleaf
These Yak(1) Tanki coins are so rare that very few collectors are aware about(including myself before getting this coin)  them. Their standard weight mentioned in the text is from 3.65 Grams to 4.XX grams. Full legends with year month and min namet are much more rare.   These 1 Tankis were minted at Agra, Ahmedabad, Lahore and Kabul just few years before the death of Akbar with Ilahi Years 46,47 and 50 . In some auctions Yak Tanki with full legend, mint name, year/month were sold at very high rate.


On further observation of my this coin closely I have found Ilahi Year 4X .......
« Last Edit: December 12, 2020, 09:46:57 AM by shariqkhan »