British India, Victoria Young Head Gold Mohur – VF | The Royal Mint

British India, Victoria Young Head Gold Mohur – VF

Very Fine condition

  • Dated 1841
  • Struck on behalf of the East India Company
  • Approximately 26mm in diameter and contains 12 grams of Gold
  • Very Fine condition
Price: £3,840.00
  • Limited Stock
  • Shipping within 3 - 5 working days.
  • Product code: HISVYHM

Stunning design showing the lion striding left, palm tree in background – the symbol of the East India Company.

Gold Mohurs were first introduced between 1540 and 1545 by Sher Shah Suri, as a way of uniting the different tribes in India under a single form of currency, thus encouraging trade and peace.

When British rule in India commenced in 1858, it was decided to build on the heritage of the Gold Mohur, but to also include reference to the British Monarch.

The first Mohur to feature the portrait of a British Monarch was under the reign of William IV and the last was during the reign of George V.

Only 4 British Monarchs were to feature on the Mohur, William IV, Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V.

Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 26.00mm
Year 1841
Pure Metal Type Gold
Country Of Origin India
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