Rare Old Indian Coins List Price Information and Value

A coin is a peace of flat metal. It is disc in shape used as a form of money. The value of the coin was determined from the intrinsic value of the metal modern coins. They are made of base metal and their value comes strictly from their status as flat money.

These coins have standard weight size and purity with an identification mark or symbol. It has a legal tender (ie) a medium of payment allowed by a law or recognized by a legal system.

Old Coin Collection

Coin collection means collecting coins of various kingdoms counties different types of coin. Each and every coins has a history. It tells about the culture and civilization coin collection is one of the oldest hobbies. It was practiced by the kings and wealthy people. So that coin collecting is often known us “king of hobbies” and “Hobby of kings”.

Hobby of collecting coins and studying its history and importance is called as Numismatic. A person who collects them is called as Numismatist. Purpose of collecting coins Student collects coins for fun and enjoy by exchanging them.

Some people collects coins as a hobby and research them. Some of them invest coin with the hope of appreciation in value. Some people collect for it intrinsic bullion value and other because of its rare value.

Numismatics world is very vast. In ancient time coins were began in Greece and it started to achieve perfection. Importance of numismatics is to recognize the ancient history of coin. It not only covers the materials of coins made. It say the ambit source of coin materials.  This includes the forms from where the coins are taken, its weight, technique of manufacture and designs.

Numismatics includes the study of organization and control of coin production and circulation by the government authority.  The size and frequency of issues and metallic values and monetary are attached to the coins. The coins are the source of a study of the political, administrative, social, economic, religious and cultural life of the people denotes the history of particular period.

Indian coins were started during the period of 1st millennium of BCE which belongs to the 6th century. These coins were made of copper and silver in the initial stage. It is also called as Karshapanas or Pana.

The ancient Indian coins standard weights are indispensable. The basic metric system of north India was Rati seed. In south India people use their monetary system in the form of seeds of indigenous origin that is Manjadi and Kalanju or Molucca bean. The earliest Kushana coins were issued by the king of Kujula Kadphises in copper.

Punch Marked coins

Punch Marked coins are the earliest coins of India. We have got information about the Purana Coins in the literature but we have not seen that coin. Punch Markeed coins are in the metal of Gold, Silver and Copper. 

Silver and Copper coins have been seen unearthed but we can see the Gold coins in literature.

Punch Marked coins have no date, year and name of the king is not mentioned only symbols are seen in this coin. The character of these symbols are in astronomical, religious and mythological.

The marks of the coins are sun, the elephant, cow, chariot, horse, bull, jackal, tree, tiger or lion and Dharmachakra. These coins were circulated in north and south India in the same time.

These coins were minted during the centuries of 6thBC to 5thBC.  During the 7th century BC merchants of Asia Minar of Lydia cites spent their own gold and silver plates with their symbols. These are the first punch marked coin. Some peoples said that these were released by china.

Sangam Age Coins

Sangam Age was started during the 3rd century BC.  We had not identified these coins up to 19th century. Sir Walter Elyet had released a book of South Indian coins in 1886. We can got the information of Sangam Age coins through this book. After him R. Krishnamoorthy had found the letters of Perumvaluthi in the coins.  He was the Editor of Dhinamalar Newspaper. Like this he identified lot of coins. Arumugam Seetharaman of Tanjore also found lot of sangam age coins.

Chera, Chola and Pandya coins are implementing their symbols in their coins. They are in the shapes of square, rectangle and circle. These coins are in the metals of copper, silver and lead.  Its weight is about 0.500grams - 12.5grams.

Pallava Coin

Pallava dynasty is one of the most important dynasty is South India. They ruled in the period of 600 CE to 900 CE. Pallava coins were mostly round and few were in square. Its weight is about 0.5 to 10 grams. The size of this coin is about 0.5cm to 2.5cm.  The basic symbols of Pallava coins are bull, lion, svastika, flag, srivasta, ship, shank, chakra and crescent etc. Pallava coins are minted in copper, lead and bronze.

Kushan Coins

Kushans were one of the tribe people they over threw the Saka power in Bactria in about 100 BC. The Kushans were under the control of Kujula Kadphises in 50AD.   The Kushans are divided into two heads. They are Kadphises group and Kanishka group. The Kanishka group coins have only Greek characters. They introduced the Iranian title “Shaonana Shao”, it is called as “King of Kings” instead of the Greek “Basileus Basileon”.

Satavahanas

After the death of Ashoka, Satavahana became an independent dynasty in 232BC.  Satavahana ruled this dynasty up to 227 AD. The Satavahana Kings coins are mostly made up of lead. Silver coins are very rare to seen.  They used an alloy of silver and copper, it is called as “potin”.  Lot of copper coins are also available.

The one side of Satavahana coin have the figure of an elephant, horse, lion or Chaitya.  It has Ujjain symbol ie. Cross with four circles at the end of the two crossing lines on the other side of the coin.

Gupta Kings

Gupta Kings period is about 300AD to 550 AD. The Gupta coins are mostly made up of Gold.  They issued silver and copper coins also. After the Chandragupta II period the silver coins were issued. Gupta Gold coin have many types and varieties.  We can see king standing and making oblations before and alter, playing the veena, performing asvamedha sacrifice, riding a horse, riding an elephant, slaying a lion or a tiger or a rhinoceros with a sword or bow, or sitting on a couch on one side of the coin.  On the other side of the coin we can see the goddess Lakshmi seated on a throne or a lotus seat, or the figure of the queen herself. These coin have Sanskrit inscriptions. It appears on Indian coins for the first time.

Western Satraps

The Western Satraps had the dominion in Western India.  It comprising Malwa, Gujarat and Kathiawar. The western Satraps coins have great historical importance.  The period about 78AD.  The coins of the Western Satraps have the head of the king on one side.  They carry the device of the Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa on the other side of the coin.

Varadhanas

The Varadhanas of Taneshwar and Kanauj were reason for turning out the Hun invaders from India. Harsha was their most powerful kings. Their empire is comprised almost the whole of Northern India.

The one side of Vardhana silver coin have the head of the king and on the other side we can see the figure of a peacock. Harshavardhana coins are reckoned in a new era. They belong to the period of 606 AD. This is the year of his coronation.

Rajput Dynasties

Rajput dynasties coins were mostly made up of gold. Copper or bullion coins are also available. Silver coins are very rare. Rajput coinage are of two types. One type shows the name of the king in Sanskrit on one side of the coin. We can found a goddess on the other side.

Indian Coins List

Malayaman Sangam Age Coin 3 hill road map Or River
Rare Sangam Age Coin List
Raja Raja chola coin Standing Man Lamp and five dots
Rare Old Raja Raja Chola Coin
Madurai Nayak Sri Mangamma
Rare South Indian Coins
Tirumalairaya Two Garuda with Dagger
Rare Indian Coins List
One Naya Paisa
One or 1 Naya Paisa
Two Naya Paisa
Two Naya Paisa
Three Paisa Coin
Three Paisa
Five or 5 Paisa 1989 Reverse : Value and Year
Five or 5 Paisa
Ten Or 1969 10 paise coin Reverse
Ten or 10 Paise
Twenty or 20 Paise Coin Lotus1970 Reverse
Twenty or 20 Paise
Twenty Five or 25 Paise Coin 1988 Reverse
Twenty Five or 25 Paise Coins
50 Paise Indian Coin 1977 Reverse
Fifty or 50 Paise Coins
Old 1 Rupee Coins 1978 Reverse
One or 1 Rupee Coins Price
2 rupees 1993 obverse
Two or 2 Rupees Coin Price
Five or 5 Rupees Coins 2000 Reverse
Five or 5 Rupees Coin Price
Ten or 10 Rupees Coin Price
Twenty or 20 Rupees Coin 2019 and 2020
One or 1 Pice Coin
Commemorative Coins of India
Ten or 10 Paise Commemorative Coins
Twenty or 20 Paise Commemorative Coins
Twenty Five or 25 Paise Commemorative Coins
50 Paise Commemorative Coins of India
1 Rupee Commemorative Coins of India
Two or 2 Rupee Commemorative Coins
Five or 5 Rupee Commemorative Coins of Indian
Ten or 10 Rupees Commemorative
British East India Company -112 Anna Information and Value
British East India Compan 12 Pice Coin
British East India Company One Quarter Anna Coins
Half Anna Coin British East India Coin
George VI - One or 1 Pice Hole Coin
George VI - One Rupee Half Rupee Quarter Rupee
Two or 2 Annas Coin Information
British East India Company - Quarter 14 Silver Coin
British East India Company - Half or 12 Rupee Silver Coin
British East India Company - One or 1 Rupee Silver Coin
One or 1 Rupee Note Information
Two or 2 Rupees Note
Five or 5 Rupees Note
Ten or 10 Rupees Note Information
Twenty or 20 Rupees Note
Fifty or 50 Rupees Note
One Hundred or 100 Rupees Note
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