Why order this 1840 Silver British India Rupee Victoria?
Queen Victoria reigned from 1837 until her death in 1901. At the time, it was the longest reign of any British monarch. During her reign, India was considered the jewel of the British Empire. This Silver Rupee was struck for circulation there in 1840.
- This coin was 1 rupee legal tender in India.
- It was struck from 11.64 g of .917 fine silver.
- The coin was an East Indian Company Rupee.
- This coin was struck during the reign of Queen Victoria.
- This piece will arrive in Very Fine condition.
Youthful Queen Victoria Design
Obverse: The obverse bears a left-side portrait of Queen Victoria. Her name and title, “VICTORIA QUEEN,” arch over her image along the rim.
Reverse: The coin’s face value is inscribed in English, “ONE RUPEE,” and Urdu on the reverse. The two inscriptions of the value are encircled by a wreath. Outside the wreath are the inscriptions “EAST INDIA COMPANY” and “1840.”
Well Preserved Very Fine
This coin will arrive in Very Fine condition. That means that it has at least moderate design detail and retains sharp digits and letters.