India (Bengal Presidency): Shah Alam (II) – 1172 – 1220 AH(1759 – 1806 AD) – 1 Pice 1210 AH (1796 AD) KM # 53

India (Bengal Presidency): Shah Alam (II) - 1172 - 1220 AH(1759 - 1806 AD) - 1 Pice 1210 AH (1796 AD ) (obv.)

India (Bengal Presidency): Shah Alam (II) - 1172 - 1220 AH(1759 - 1806 AD) - 1 Pice 1210 AH (1796 AD ) (obv.)

India (Bengal Presidency): Shah Alam (II) - 1172 - 1220 AH(1759 - 1806 AD) - 1 Pice 1210 AH (1796 AD ) (rev.)

India (Bengal Presidency): Shah Alam (II) - 1172 - 1220 AH(1759 - 1806 AD) - 1 Pice 1210 AH (1796 AD ) (rev.)

India (Bengal Presidency): A Brief History

East India Company

(Until 1835)

In 1633 a group of 8 Englishmen obtained a permit to trade in Bengal from the Nawab of Orissa. Shortly thereafter trading factories were established at Balasore and Hariharpur. Although greater trading privileges were granted to the East India Company by the Emperor Shah Jahan in 1634, by 1642 the 2 original factories were abandoned. In 1651, through an English surgeon named Broughton, a permit was acquired to trade at Bengal. Hugli was the first location, followed by Kasimbazar, Balasore and Patna (the last 3 in 1653). Calcutta became of increasing importance in this area and on December 20, 1699 Calcutta was declared a presidency and renamed Fort William.

During these times there were many conflicts with the Nawab, both diplomatic and military, and the ultimate outcome was the intervention of Clive and the restoration of Calcutta as an important trading center. During the earlier trading times in Bengal most of the monies used were imported rupees from the Madras factory. These were primarily of the Arcot type. After Clive’s victory one of the concessions in the peace treaty was the right to make Mughal type coinage. The Nawab gave specific details as to what form the coinage should take.

In 1765 Emperor Shah Alam gave the East India Company possessions in Bengal, Orissa and Bihar. This made the company nominally responsible only to the Emperor. In 1777 the “Frozen Year 19” (of Shah Alam) rupees were made at Calcutta and were continued until 1835. The Arcot rupees were discontinued at Calcutta about 1777. [1] SCWC 1701-1800

Shah Alam (II)

Reign: 1172 – 1220 AH(1759 – 1806 AD)

Description:

The coin pictured above is a is a 1 Pice from the era of Shah Alam (II), one of the last rulers of the Mughal Dynasty.

Currency Denominations:

  • 3 Pies = 1 Pice (Paisa)

Obverse:  Persian inscription: “Shah Alam Badshah Julus (Regnal Year) 37

Reverse: Coin denomination in Persian, Hindi and Bengali.

Mint: 

Date: 1172/37 AH – 1210 AH (1796 AD)

Mintage: –

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5 Responses to India (Bengal Presidency): Shah Alam (II) – 1172 – 1220 AH(1759 – 1806 AD) – 1 Pice 1210 AH (1796 AD) KM # 53

  1. gaurav ghosh says:

    i have a same coin… i want to sell it. what would be their value in recent times.

  2. aliqizalbash says:

    The value would be determined by the condition of the coin itself.

  3. ambreen says:

    what is the price of this coin in now a days.

  4. vikram says:

    2500 only

  5. Tafseer Ahmad Sarim says:

    i have the same coin but it is not of one pice its of 5 pice and i want to know its value at current time

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