Containing 0.1874 oz of pure silver (approximately 11.6600g of .500 fine Silver), these British-Indian 1 Rupee coins have enough intrinsic value to attract the attention of those looking to buy into Silver. Meanwhile, the history of India as a British colony should pique the interest of collectors and those with an interest in the past.
The British-Indian 1 Rupee Silver coin was used in India for an extensive period of time. For reference, the British maintained direct control of India for nearly 90 years, from 1858 to 1947. During that time, the design of the 1 Rupee Silver coin changed slightly, but contained a few common elements throughout the many years of its mintage. The obverse of the 1 Rupee Silver coin depicts the crowned bust of the reigning British Emperor or Empress at the time of minting with the monarch's name, regnal number, and title arcing along the outside edge. The reverse of the coin commonly contains the denomination (1 Rupee) and mint date surrounded by a wreath of flowering plants. The design of the Imperial 1 Rupee Silver coin is remarkably similar in style and layout to its predecessor, the 1 Rupee Silver coin minted and distributed by the British East India Company, who ruled India from 1757 until the institution of the British Raj (formal British Imperial rule over India).
Because of the subtle changes over time in their design and their long continuity of mintage, these British-Indian 1 Rupee Silver coins provide an ideal opportunity for collectors interested in creating a set. Each order includes 1 coin of a mint date randomly selected based on our inventory. Buy these 1 Rupee Silver coins from Gainesville Coins for their inherent value or to start your collection today.
Coin date varies and is randomly selected from current inventory.
|Actual Metal Weight:||0.1874 ozt|
|Face Value:||1 Rupee|