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Queen Victoria Mohur and RBI Logo

Started by Abhay, January 10, 2010, 09:46:17 AM

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The Logo of The Reserve Bank of India was copied from this Queen Victoria 1 Mohur. (The same design was also there on William IIII 2 Mohur and 1 Mohur). However, while adopting this design as RBI Logo, one important change was made - The Lion on the British Mohur was replaced by Tiger, because it was thought that the Lion is too British, while the Tiger would be more Indian.



I have been in doubt on whether the big cat was a tiger or a lioness. Thanks for clearing that up. See also this thread. One of the other ironies of the story is that RBI elected to use a coin without much purpose for its logo. Since India was on the silver standard, gold was little used in payments and the coins may have been used primarily to get prestige.

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