2019 Company Rupee 1oz Silver Proof Coin


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‘The 2019 Empire Collection’
‘The story of the British Empire told through a collection of noteworthy coins’

The vast British Empire of the nineteenth century was built by an unprecedented period of international trade dominated by the British, which would ultimately reach all six inhabited continents.

The Company Rupee is one of the British Empire’s most famous coins. Featuring the design adopted by The East India Company from 1835, this magnificent 1oz Silver Proof coin pays tribute to the coin which was the foundation of trade in British India for over 270 years.

One of just six 1oz Silver Proof coins available individually from the Silver Empire Collection 9 coin set. Strictly limited to just 500 coins worldwide.


The East India Company Rupee

The Rupee is one of the worlds most famous coins. First introduced in 1540 by Sher Shah Suri as a silver coin named Rupiya, it is one of the worlds oldest coinages. Adopted by The East India Company, it became one of The Company’s most important coins. In 1835 when King William declared a uniform currency across the colonies in the 1835 Coinage Act, the Company Rupee was issued bearing The East India Company name on the obverse and the Kings Effigy on the reverse.

India was the British Empire’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’. The arrival of the British in India transformed the world bring exotic luxuries to the west and creating a permanent British footprint in the East. This stronghold was to lead to the Empire expanding to Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and establishing cities such as Bombay and Madras.

Coin Specifications
Metal: .999Ag
Quality: Proof
Weight: 1oz
Diameter: 38.6mm
Issuing Authority: St Helena
Denomination: 25 Pence
Product Issue Limit – 500 coins

Total Coin Mintage Limit – 1,500


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