2022 One Mohur Gold Proof Coin


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The East India Company and St Helena issue a strictly limited number of Mohur proof coins every year as a symbol of wealth, prestige and trust.

The Mohur, meaning symbol or seal, was first recorded in the history of world coinage as long ago as 1540. Introduced by the Mughal Emperor Sher Shah Suri, known locally as Sher Khan or the Lion King, the founder of the Sur Empire in Northern India, it was seen as a symbol of the Emperor’s power and wealth.

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. It quickly dominated world trade with an international reach across many continents. It’s 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 in 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 gold coin.


The Tola is a traditional Ancient Indian and South Asian unit, now standardised as 180 troy grains (11.663 8038 grams) or exactly 3/8 troy ounce.

It was the base unit of mass in the British Indian system of weights and measures introduced in 1833, although it had been in use for much longer.

The tola is a Vedic measure, with the name derived from the Sanskrit meaning “weighing” or “weight”.

Historically, The East India Company issued a silver rupee coin of 180 troy grains, and this became the practical standard mass for the tola well into the 20th century.


2022 One Mohur Gold Proof

Alloy: 0.999Au

Denomination: £1

Weight: 11.66gm (One Tola)

Issuing Authority: St. Helena

Diameter: 26mm

Issue Limit: 100 Coins

Total Mintage: 100 Coins


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