Monday, September 19, 2011

147. Penang 2 Pice 1828 - 27 lily cups variety

image 1: obverse and reverse of the coin
Owh no, my second coin of 2 Pice 1828, in a different variety.

Category Coin > Penang
Country Of Origin Penang (Now a state, a part of Malaysia)
Date 1828
Grade -
Denomination Two Pice
Shape Round
Weight 18.72g to 18.98g from SS
Diameter 31.5mm from SS
Thickness -
Composition Copper
Population Unknown
Reference SS33d, P.15, C.293, KN3.b
Mint Madras Mint
Category Normal Circulation Coinage
Demonetized Yes
Engraver/Designer -
Designer's Initial -
Mint Mark -
Variety SS33d - 27 lily cups in wreath on reverse (P.14c)
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

4 comments:

lunaticg said...

one of my favourite coins. last time I can find this at RM50 a piece. Nowadays, it will be almost impossible to get it below RM100.

whycollect said...

Hi mnfaj,
Looks like you are nearer to your goal.
Keep it up :)

mnfaj said...

Hi lunaticg,
Yes these are my favourite coins too. I must say that Penang coins series are the most attractive among our past coins.

mnfaj said...

Hi whycollect,
Hopefully so. Thank you. :)

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