Baldwin's London Auction 71 Baldwin's London auction 71 offers a spectacular array of Indian, Islamic and Latin-American coinage. Including the Yashoda Singh Collection of Indian Coins and the Alan Harley Collection of Latin Ame
Mohur, AH 1203, Year 31, struck 1794/5 in the name of Shah Alam II (KM 31; Pr -). Pleasant, extremely fine. From The Yashoda Singh Collection Of Indian Coins. Date not listed in Pridmore where he states that the two dates he has listed, AH 1209 and AH 1213, are the only ones he has traced but that others should exist. We are now aware of at least six ‘new’ dates, bringing the total to eight for this type. The cataloguer can find only one other example of this date selling though.
1221 Indian Coins. British India. Silver Rupee, 1939B. In ANACS holder graded AU50 Details Cleaned, extremely fine with some frost remaining in the letters, moderately toned but no more cleaned than is usual for the majority of Indian coins.
1226 Indian Coins. British India. Gold Early Proof Restrike 10-Rupees, 1870, old bust (KM 495). In ANACS holder graded “restrike cleaned MS60 details”. From The Yashoda Singh Collection Of Indian Coins. The coin has been cleaned but this does not hide the fact that this is probably an early 20th century product. The rims are wide and frosted and the fields have signs of die rust. It is this die rust that has been ‘polished’ off after striking. This is certainly a coin for the advanced collector who won’t be concerned by the hairlines and intends to remove the coin from the holder to better appreciate what they are holding.
1228 Indian Coins. British India. Proof Restrike Gold Mohur, 1835 (KM 451.1). In NGC holder graded Restrike PL65, unusually nice with a hint of mint frost on the high points of both sides. From The Yashoda Singh Collection Of Indian Coins.
1233 Indian Coins. British India. Gold Proof Restrike 2-Mohurs, 1835 (KM 452.1; Pr 3). In PCGS holder graded PR63 Restrike. From The Yashoda Singh Collection Of Indian Coins. As with the 1835 Mohur in this collection, there is still a fair bit of mint frost on the high points of both sides which gives the coin a semi-3D look. There are some light hairlines on the reverse, which PCGS really seems to dislike, but these are mostly from the striking. Overall, this is a very pleasant coin that should attract strong bidding due to it’s earlier striking in the modern restrike series. This restriking went on for at least five years
1238 Indian Coins. Miscellaneous. Marathas, Silver 1/5-Rupee or “Velli Fanam”, in the name of Shivaji. Very fine and very rare. The calligraphy on this coin is rather crude and “southern” in style. It is probably a posthumous issue in the name of Shivaji struck by one of his successors. The most likely candidate is Rajaram (1690-1700) who was based at Gingee in Tamilnadu, running a government in exile while Aurangzeb was carrying out an extensive campaign in the Deccan. From The Yashoda Singh Collection Of Indian Coins. One of around 10 known specimens.