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Dhar State's Uniform-Like Coinage

Posted on 08 June 2018

In 1887 the Indian princely state of Dhar, like many other princely states, issued a unique coinage, though unlike many other princely states its unique coinage was produced in the same style as India's then uniform coinage (p363, Wiggins, British Commonwealth Coins, 1971). It had previously issued dated copper paisas in 1872 but besides these two issues Dhar never produced any other coinage (p363, Wiggins, British Commonwealth Coins, 1971).

Dhar's 1887 issue of uniform-like coinage consisted of only lower-denomination coins, namely the twelfth anna, the half pice and the quarter anna, all of which were struck at the Calcutta Mint. The mintages of these coins are all unknown (p363, Wiggins, British Commonwealth Coins, 1971).

Dhar twelfth anna mintages
YearMintageMint
1887UnknownCalcutta Mint
Dhar half pice mintages
YearMintageMint
1887UnknownCalcutta Mint
Dhar quarter anna mintages
YearMintageMint
1887UnknownCalcutta Mint

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