Author Topic: Smallest coin ever made ?  (Read 25024 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Enlil

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 300
Re: Smallest coin ever made ?
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2011, 08:52:24 AM »
Well unless you can find a text then wee most likely will not know what it could buy back in its day. Value of things change because of a lot of reasons, and time is one of them. But here are some prices and coin values from Vijananagar http://www.vijayanagaracoins.com/htm/coinage.htm, my favourite Indian empire.

Offline Bimat

  • आदित्य
  • Global Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11 613
  • Mumbai, India.
Re: Smallest coin ever made ?
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2011, 08:21:55 AM »
World’s smallest, largest coins to be displayed

Express News Service
Last Updated : 28 Jul 2011 11:11:23 AM IST

HYDERABAD: The world’s smallest gold coin (0.034 mg) minted in 1382 AD by the Vijayanagar dynasty now belongs to a city numismatist.  M Kesava Rao, coins and notes dealer in Hyderabad is collecting rare currencies for the past 30 years. His collection includes a 1 kg gold coin minted by Australia, Ashrafi gold coins of the Nizam period, de-monetised Rs 10,000 note of India, Rs 1 note issued by Chanchalguda press, among others. Speaking to mediamen on Wednesday, Kesava Rao said that he along with more than 85 other coins, notes and stamp dealers from all over the country will display their collection at a 3-day Hyderabad Coin and Notes Fair-2011, to be held in Federation House, Red Hills from Friday.

“Numismatics and philately are not to be dismissed as an old man’s hobby. It is relevant even to the present generation as it helps gain knowledge about a particular country,” Kesava Rao said.

The fair is being organised by the Hyderabad Philatelic and Hobbies Society.

Source: Express Buzz
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Offline capnbirdseye

  • Vic
  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6 320
Re: Smallest coin ever made ?
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2011, 03:49:57 PM »
When we are talking about the worlds smallest/largest coin then it's the size of the coin not the weight that's of primary importance so what is the actual size of the Vijayanagar coin ?
Vic

Offline Arminius

  • Procurator Caesaris
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1 177
  • Varus - may i show you our forest?
    • Arminius-Numismatics
Re: Smallest coin ever made ?
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2014, 09:45:36 PM »
World’s smallest, largest coins to be displayed

Express News Service
Last Updated : 28 Jul 2011 11:11:23 AM IST

HYDERABAD: The world’s smallest gold coin (0.034 mg) minted in 1382 AD by the Vijayanagar dynasty now belongs to a city numismatist.  M Kesava Rao, coins and notes dealer in Hyderabad is collecting rare currencies for the past 30 years. His collection includes a 1 kg gold coin minted by Australia, Ashrafi gold coins of the Nizam period, de-monetised Rs 10,000 note of India, Rs 1 note issued by Chanchalguda press, among others. Speaking to mediamen on Wednesday, Kesava Rao said that he along with more than 85 other coins, notes and stamp dealers from all over the country will display their collection at a 3-day Hyderabad Coin and Notes Fair-2011, to be held in Federation House, Red Hills from Friday.

“Numismatics and philately are not to be dismissed as an old man’s hobby. It is relevant even to the present generation as it helps gain knowledge about a particular country,” Kesava Rao said.

The fair is being organised by the Hyderabad Philatelic and Hobbies Society.

Source: Express Buzz

0.034 mg must be a typo - too small to handle!

Think it´s 0.034 g ?

Offline sunilstamp

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 20
Re: Smallest coin ever made ?
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2014, 05:29:26 AM »
Travancore silver chuckrams weigh 0.37gms, 7 mm. There is another Travancore coin issued during the period of Bala Rama Varma(1798 - 1810).....Chinna chuckram Silver weigh 0.15gms to 0.18gms, 5mm.

Offline Bimat

  • आदित्य
  • Global Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11 613
  • Mumbai, India.
Smallest coin ever made ?
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2014, 06:57:06 AM »
0.034 mg must be a typo - too small to handle!

Think it´s 0.034 g ?

Yup, that sounds correct. :)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.