An Old Coin

© Nilesh J. Bhange

An Old Coin

Uploaded: August 12, 2010

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During English settlements in India the coins issued after 1840 bore the portrait of Queen Victoria. The first coinage under the crown was issued in 1862 and in 1877 Queen Victoria assumed the title the Empress of India.
India attained freedom on 15th August 1947. However the existing coinage was continued as the frozen series till January 26th 1950 when India became Republic.

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