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Is it Sikh coin?

Started by Adv. Girish bhambhani, May 05, 2021, 01:30:46 PM

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Adv. Girish bhambhani

Kindly help in identifying this coin.
Weight: 10.80 gms approx
Thank you


I think you are right. Kashmir mint.


Sikh Rupee
VS 1902/ AD 1845
Srinagar mint (Kashmir) under Governor Sheikh Gholam Muhyi ad-din (VS 1898-1902)
Minting of Sikh coins ceased in Nov 1847, after Kashmir became part of Jammu Princely State and the Sikh kingdom was annexed by British.
This makes this coin type the last but one, to be minted in Srinagar.


Dear Girish, your coin:
Indian Princely states, Empire of Sikh, issued during Dhuleep Singh's rule; Governor Shaykh Ghulam Muhyi al-Din, VS 1902 (1845 AD), Silver Rupee, Kashmir Mint (VS 1838-1893/1843-1849 AD)
Obverse (First photo): Persian Legend:
" ضرب کشمیر سری آکال پور له یجب " , Gobindshahi Couplet, "Zarb Kashmir, Sri Akal Purakhjib" / 1902. Struck at Kashmir in the year 1902 at illustrious Srinagar. Date (VS 1902 ۱۹۰۲ ) to the left side of leaf at 10 O'clock.
Reverse (Second photo): Persian Legend: Gobindshahi couplet:
" دیگ تیغ وفتح نصرت بیدرنگ یافت ازنانک گور گوبند سنگ " , Deg Teg o Fath Nusrat Be-Dirang Yaft az Nanak Guru Gobind Singh, meaning, Abundance, Power and Victory (and) Assistance without delay are the Gift of Nanak (and) Guru Gobind Singh. Persian letter "Shin ش " at center in place of sword for Kashmir for Governor Shaykh Ghulam Muhyi al-Din (VS 1898-1902).
Maharaja Duleep Singh (VS 1838-1893), also known as Sir Duleep Singh and later in life nicknamed as the Black Prince of Perth shire, was the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, the youngest son of the Legend Sher-e-Punjab (Lion of Punjab) Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the only child of Maharani Jind Kaur. 

Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".


An apt combination of numismatic and historical narrative of the coin.


Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

Adv. Girish bhambhani

Thank you so much Maythem, pk72, and THCoins for the detailed description. Highly appreciate your narration as well as images of marks Maythem.