British Indian Silver Coins
With India becoming a global power there is a re rating of all collectible items ( including coins ) connected with India .
Old timers remember when these British Indian silver coins were in circulation . There were particular names for some silver coins :-
MALKA GUTT WALI - Queen Victoria with Plaited ( Gutt ) Hair . This is the East India Company Issue ( all such Rupee .coins bear a single date .i.e. 1840 )
Later Victoria coins (Post 1862 ) do not have the " Gutt "
RODDA- ( meaning Bald ) This refers to Edward VII ( whose head on the observe of the coin was without crown )
DOPPAR ( meaning Half ) These refer to the Post 1940 George VI silver coins when because of World War II high cost silver content in coins was HALVED
These silver coins are a good avenue for investing in silver ( But remain beware of Fakes ).
Ashwani Kumar Aggarwal
( Inputs credit to my father Late Dr. Dharm Paul Aggarwal )
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