India (British) 1840 Silver Rupee – Queen Victoria – Very Fine

$75.00

First-year type silver Rupee, featuring the Queen Victoria ‘Young Head’ portrait.
Graded Very Fine, this coin measure 30.5mm in diameter.

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First-year type silver Rupee, featuring the Queen Victoria ‘Young Head’ portrait.
Graded Very Fine, this coin measure 30.5mm in diameter.

Interesting fact: not only was this the first silver Rupee to circulate in India that displayed the image of Victoria, it was also struck 18 years before India actually came under Great Britain’s rule. After the rebellion of 1857, the resulting Government of India Act of 1858 saw the British East India Trading Company transfer its rule and direct administration of British India to the Crown, giving Queen Victoria the additional title of “Empress of India.”

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