CIRCULATED SILVER & GOLD COINS IN THE NORTHERN MALAY STATES (1600 UNTIL 1957)

Welcome to Aleph Coin Blog (Circulated Silver & Gold Coins in The Northern Malay States - Kedah, Perlis & Penang - Circa 1600 until 1957). This blog will preview my current collection or new information of coins that will later be added into my on-going project (that I am doing independently, due to my interest in History and Numismatic). I might be adding information of other coin and banknote that I came across. I am looking forward and much appreciated if someone can come to give information, sharing knowledge, sample of coins into making this project a reality. I also receive support from Dr Ibrahim Baker (a medical doctor, who has so much interest in Malay coins) and Dr Mahani Musa (expert in Penang's history, USM lecturer). Should you have information to relay, don't hesitate to contact me at msah83@gmail.com - Together, we work to preserving our history...

Thursday, 11 September 2008

KING EDWARD VII (1903-1910) - One Rupee



Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 Nov 1841 - 06 May 1910 ) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India. He was the son of Queen Victoria. He reigned from 22 Jan 1901 until his death on 06 May 1910.
When Queen Victoria died on 22 January 1901, the Prince of Wales became king. Then 59, he was the second oldest man to ascend to the throne in British history (the oldest having been William IV), who ascended at age of 64 years.

Full name --Albert Edward
Reign --22 Jan 1901-06 May 1910
Coronation --09 Aug 1902
Predecessor --Victoria
Successor --George V

King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital is amongst the foremost teaching and medical care providing institutions in India. The hospital was founded in Bombay in 1926 as a memorial to the King, who had visited India as Prince of Wales in 1876.

Coins of King Edward VII
The Edward VII series of coins of India are dated 1903-1910. No Gold coins were issued during the reign of Edward VII. There are four silver coins (Rupee, 1/2 Rupee, 1/4 Rupee and 2 Annas) and three copper coins (1/4 Anna, 1/2 Pice and 1/12 Anna). A cupro-nickel 1 Anna coin was introduced in 1906.

Coinage of Queen Victoria had the Queen's bust facing left, following the British practice of making the effigies of successive sovereigns face opposite directions,the coins of Edward showed the king facing right.

On 01 Aug,1906, the copper coins were replace by bronze issues with the same obverse and reverse designs but a thinner plancet due to the rising international prices of copper. The 1906 coins come in both varieties.

Another special feature of the coinage of this period was that,in all the silver coins the inscription was in both English and Persian, compared to Victoria coins that showed only English. In 1 anna cupro-nickel coin, the value was shown in five languages- English, Persian, Hindi, Bengali and Telugu.




There were over 263 million of these Indian 1 rupee coins featuring King Edward VII (1901-10) minted at Bombay and Calcutta. It contains .3438 of an ounce of silver. There is no mint mark for Calcutta. The Bombay issues have a small incuse "B" (the 1903 Rupee also has a raised "B" variety). The "B" mint mark can be impossible to see but a "dot" on the stem of the lotus-bud (lower right on reverse) is a more prominent mark.




Added on: 12-Sep-2008

Update 2012-07-23

More information about the coin can be found here:

http://www.exonumi.com/?page=publish&id=1.128.CN.f593d

21 comments:

Anastácio Soberbo said...

Hello, I like this blog.
Sorry not write more, but my English is not good.
A hug from Portugal

Aleph Prime said...

Thanks... Appreciate that!

fantasmo said...

Very interesting, and perfect info for a newcomer. Would you be able to tell me where i could get my coins valued. My emailid is fantasmocraft@gmail.com

A said...

Thank you very much, I have been looking for info on these coins. I have the 1903 Rupee coin given to me as a family heirloom.

fonzy said...

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Mohammed Nazish said...

Nazish - A bunch of thanks as I got information about old coins, which coins i have.

Anonymous said...

i have one of this..for buying plz contact...
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Ravi said...

Hi,

If you are still interested in a 1903 One Rupee India coin of King & Emperor Edward VII, let me know.

Brgds / ravi

Ravi said...

Hi,

If you are interested in buyinh a 1903 One Rupee coin of Edward VII let me know.

Brgds / ravi

Ravi said...

Hi,

Anyone interested in a One Rupee India Silver coin of 1903 (Edward VII) / 1907 (Edward VII "B"ombay) / 1919 (George V) / 1942 (George VI), let me know.

Brgds / ravi

priyankan said...

hello
i have a complete series of king george emperor coin right from first emperor to last.
i also have few rare coins with one over 700 years old and another over 200 years old.
please tell me where i can get genuine value for my coins
my email id is pscoins.dealer@gmail.com

priyankan said...

hello
i have a complete series of king george emperor coin right from first emperor to last.
i also have few rare coins with one over 700 years old and another over 200 years old.
please tell me where i can get genuine value for my coins
my email id is pscoins.dealer@gmail.com

sunil said...

i have---
1] quater rupee-1947 george v1 king emperor - 1 p.c
2] naya paisa -1961 - 1 p.c
3] one quarter anna - 1908 - 1 p.c
4] 1/2 rupee - 1954 - 1 p.c
5] 1/2 rupee - 1947 george v1 king emperor - 1 p.c
6] 25 paise - 1964 1p.c
7] 25 paise - 1980 , 1982, 2000 -1p.c,
8] 2 paise - 1968, 1974, 1967, 1975, 1977, - 1p.c each
9] 1 paisa - 1966, 1967 - 1p.c each
10] 5 paise - 1967, 1976, 1977, 1978 - 1p.c each
11] KOIIEEK - 1984 - CCCP - 1 P.C
12] 10 paise - 1973, 1974, 1984, 1988 - 1p.c each
13] 10 cents - 1978
14] 20 paise - 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989 - 1p.c each
15] one rupee - 1903 - edward v11 king emperor - 1p.c
16] one rupee - 1906 - edward v11 king emperor - 2p.c
17] one rupee - 1909 - edward v11 king emperor - 1p.c
18] one rupee - 1912 - george v king emperor - 1p.c
19] one rupee - 1916 -- george v king emperor -3p.c
20] one rupee - 1918 - george v king emperor - 1p.c
21] one rupee - 1919 - george v king emperor - 1p.c
22] hong kong dollars - 5 - 1980 - queen elizabeth the second - 1p.c
23] federal republic of nigeria - 10 kobo - 1974 - 1p.c
24] malasia - 20 sen - 1980 - 1p.c
25] 50 paisa nepal - shri gorknath - 1p.c
i like to sell what rate i will get
sunil dutt 9811336320

Anonymous said...

Tres intiresno, gracias

Rohit. B. Goli said...

I have a 1903 year coin . My grand father gave me this coin its beautiful. every time i look at that coin i feel as if i have been there when this coin was being used ..

Rohit. B. Goli said...

I have a 1903 year coin . My grand father gave me this coin its beautiful. every time i look at that coin i feel as if i have been there when this coin was being used ..

Rohit. B. Goli said...

I have a 1903 year coin . My grand father gave me this coin its beautiful. every time i look at that coin i feel as if i have been there when this coin was being used ..

Anonymous said...

Very good assignment. At all times keep posting!

abul kalam said...

i have 50 coins of edward if any buy can contact me on abul_kalam94@yahoo.co.in

noreen said...

Hi,

If you are interested in buying a 1904 One Rupee coin of Edward VII let me know. my email is moronoreen@gmail.com