Saturday, September 10, 2011

146. Penang 2 Pice 1828 - 28 lily cups variety

image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin


image 2: reverse of the coin

image 3: obverse of the coin
image 4: chamfered edge
image 5: other view of the coin

     One more step to complete this series! Thank God during recent Hari Raya I managed to acquire this coin at a very affordable price. This costs me my whole Duit Raya! Luckily I no longer receive handsome Duit Raya as I used to 10 years ago. Haha.

     Completing varieties of these coins seems impossible, with this scarce 2 pice 1828 alone has about 8 varieties! The varieties are due to the number of lily cups on reverse. 26 to 34 lily cups were being reported exist by Mr. Saran Singh. There could be unlisted varieties.

    One feature that I would like to point here is I notice that there are reedings on the rim's edge (Refer to image 4). The reeding is angled at 45 degree. The reeding also makes the rim's edge become chamfered.


Category Coin > Penang
Country Of Origin Penang (Now a state, a part of Malaysia)
Date 1828
Grade about Extremely Fine
Denomination Two Pice
Shape Round
Weight 18.72g to 18.98g from SS
Diameter 31.5mm from SS
Thickness -
Composition Copper
Population Unknown
Reference SS33c, P.15, C.293, KN3.b
Mint Madras Mint
Category Normal Circulation Coinage
Demonetized Yes
Engraver/Designer -
Designer's Initial -
Mint Mark -
Variety SS33e - 28 lily cups in wreath on reverse (P.15e)
Edge Plain
Obverse Within a beaded circle, the Arms, supposters, crest and motto of the East India Company. The shield carries the cross of St. George. The supporters are lions rampant each bearing a standard. The lions stand on a scroll inscribed with the motto "AUSCPICIO REGIS ET SENATUS ANGLIAE" (Under the auspices of the King and the English Parliament). Above the shield is the crest, a lion rampant holding a crown between it's fore paws. Below the motto is the year date 1828. 
Reverse Within a beaded circle near the edge, a circular wreath of 28 lily cups which overlap each other and run clockwise. Within the wreath the Jawi (fusion of Malay and Arabic language) inscription "Pulau Pinang" (Island of Penang). 
Edge Plain
Extra Note


6 comments:

whycollect said...

Hi mnfaj,
You are right.
Its a challenge for anyone to collect a complete set of these coins.
Hope you will find success the soonest possible :)

mnfaj said...

Hi whycollect,
Thank you, I hope I will be able to find the other Penang coins. They seems scarce in the market for now.

whycollect said...

Hi mnfaj,
Ya, suppose they are really scare.
But the satisfaction will be great if you can complete this series.
Good luck to you, mnfaj :)

mnfaj said...

Hi whycollect,
Yes, hopefully so. Thank you for your encouragement. :)

Anonymous said...

how much the prices for 2 pice in 2012?

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