The 2017 One Mohur Gold Proof Coin
- Featuring the 2017 Mohur Gold Proof Coin
- Product Issue limit is 500 worldwide
- The coin of the East
- Reverse side features the iconic Lion and the Palm Tree design
- Presented in our most prestige Company wooden box with a certificate of authenticity, key to lock and an information booklet.
The 2017 Mohur Gold Proof Coin
- Produced by The East India Company and the Government of St Helena
- Limited Edition 24 carat gold Proof Coin
- Design inspired by the original East India Company Gold Mohur Coin struck in 1835
- Weighing 1 Tola (11.66g) the standardised measure of gold and silver bullion in British India in 1833
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As the owner of this ‘Limited Edition’ 24 carat gold Mohur coin, you have acquired a piece of history that dates back over hundreds of years.
The Mohur, meaning symbol or seal, was first recorded in the history of world coinage as long ago as 1540. It originated in the Mughal Empire of India and was the highest unit of currency in a system that also featured a silver coin called the Rupiya – today known as the Rupee, the national currency of India.
Some may say it was fate that this symbol of wealth and prestige should come to represent The East India Company. Founded in the year 1600 by way of Royal Charter by Elizabeth I, The Company has long since been acknowledged as the world’s first global corporation.
The East India Company quickly dominated world trade with an international reach across many continents. Its early trading interest in fine cloths, tea and spices soon saw its influence spread throughout India and the Far East. By the middle of the 17th century, The East India Company had become one of the two biggest bullion traders of its time and exported vast amounts of precious metal from England to support its trading needs.
As The Company’s activities expanded, it became so significant that 1677 King Charles II granted it the right to mint its own coins in the territories it administered and through partnerships with local mints in India, the majestic Mohur was adopted as the main trading currency of The East India Company.
This Mohur today is inspired by the original coin and as a result bears the noble Lion and Palm Tree motif on its reverse, with the effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Each Mohur weight is carefully calculated as a proportion of 11.66g, the equivalent to 180 grains and in keeping with the universal standard established by Sher Shah Suri as long ago as 1540, to ensure the historical authenticity of the coins.
The 2017 Mohur Coin
Metal: 24 carat gold
Weight: 11.66 gm (1 Tola)
Diameter: 26 mm
Issuing Authority: St Helena
Delivery & ReturnsAll coins will be shipped via registered post or UPS depending on location.
- Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
- Liquids cannot be shipped outside of the EU.
- Bullion items cannot be shipped to India.
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