In many collectors' opinions, by far the most beautiful Mohur ever produced, featuring a portrait of Queen Victoria based on the famous Gothic Crown and a stunning ornate floral border surrounding the coin's reverse.
The example we have available was one of the last Mohurs to refer to Victoria as Queen and not Empress of India.
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.
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|
|Country Of Origin||IND|