1 Rupee British East India Company (1757-1858) Silver Victoria (1 ...

KM# 458.2
1840, India (British), Queen Victoria. Beautiful Silver Rupee Coin. KM-458.2.

Mint Date: 1840
Mint Place: Madras
Denomination: Rupee
Reference: KM-458.2.

Material: Sterling Silver (.925)
Weight: 11.66gm
Diameter: 31mm

Obverse: Young head of Queen Victoria left. Raised letters (W.W..) at bust truncation!
Legend: VICTORIA QUEEN

Reverse: Bi-lingual denomination (ONE RUPEE) within wreath (with 28 berries).
Legend: EAST INDIA COMPANY * 1840 *

The East India Company (also the East India Trading Company, English East India Company, and then the British East India Company) was an early English joint-stock company that was formed initially for pursuing trade with the East Indies, but that ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent and China. The oldest among several similarly formed European East India Companies, the Company was granted an English Royal Charter, under the name Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies, by Elizabeth I on 31 December 1600. After a rival English company challenged its monopoly in the late 17th century, the two companies were merged in 1708 to form the United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies, commonly styled the Honourable East India Company, and abbreviated, HEIC; the Company was colloquially referred to as John Company, and in India as Company Bahadur (Hindustani bahÄ?dur, “brave”).

The East India Company traded mainly in cotton, silk, indigo dye, saltpetre, tea, and opium. However, it also came to rule large swathes of India, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions, to the exclusion, gradually, of its commercial pursuits. Company rule in India, which effectively began in 1757 after the Battle of Plassey, lasted until 1858, when, following the events of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, and under the Government of India Act 1858, the British Crown assumed direct administration of India in the new British Raj. The Company itself was finally dissolved on 1 January 1874, as a result of the East India Stock Dividend Redemption Act.

The Company long held a privileged position in relation to the English, and later the British, government. As a result, it was frequently granted special rights and privileges, including trade monopolies and exemptions. These caused resentment among its competitors, who saw unfair advantage in the Company’s position. Despite this resentment, the Company remained a powerful force for over 200 years over India.

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 â€" 22 January 1901) was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and from 1 May 1876 the first Empress of India until her death. Her reign as Queen lasted 63 years and seven months, longer than that of any other British monarch to date. The period centred on her reign is known as the Victorian era.

Though Victoria ascended the throne at a time when the United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy in which the king or queen held few political powers, she still served as a very important symbolic figure of her time. The Victorian era represented the height of the Industrial Revolution, a period of significant social, economic, and technological progress in the United Kingdom. Victoria’s reign was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire; during this period it reached its zenith, becoming the foremost global power of the time.

Victoria, who was of almost entirely German descent, was the granddaughter of George III and the niece of her predecessor William IV. She arranged marriages for her nine children and forty-two grandchildren across the continent, tying Europe together; this earned her the nickname “the grandmother of Europe”. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover; her son King Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Through her mother, she was also a first cousin twice removed of Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress.

type to read more
Some description in:       Русский

 

53 coins in the group
View all coins in the group
2 3 4

Collections: Add to Quick List (1125 X 420pixels, file size: ~96K)
Posted by: anonymous  2015-10-13
INDIA 1840(c) 1 Rupee Silver XF

Collections: Add to Quick List (1077 X 498pixels, file size: ~119K)
Posted by: anonymous  2015-10-08
CoinWorldTV 1840, India (British), Queen Victoria. Nice Silver Rupee Coin. Calcutta mint! Mint Date: 1840 Mint Place: Calcutta Denomination: Rupee Reference: KM-458.2. (28 berries, raised W.W. initials) Condition: Few scratches, lichtly cleaned, otherwise about XF! Material: Ster ...

Collections: Add to Quick List (1125 X 420pixels, file size: ~103K)
Posted by: anonymous  2015-09-29
INDIA 1840(c) 1 Rupee Silver VF-XF

Collections: Add to Quick List (900 X 450pixels, file size: ~122K)
Posted by: anonymous  2015-09-01
INDIEN British India Victoria 1837-1901. Rupee 1840, Kalkutta. 11.67 g. KM 458.2. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich.

Collections: Add to Quick List (1000 X 497pixels, file size: ~145K)
Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-25
India, East India Company, Victoria, rupee, 1840(c), bare head l., rev. value in wreath (KM.458.2), in plastic holder, graded by NGC as Mint State 63 £100-120

Collections: Add to Quick List (1125 X 420pixels, file size: ~106K)
Posted by: anonymous  2015-07-29
INDIA 1840 1 Rupee Silver VF

Collections: Add to Quick List Sold for: $119.0
Info: http://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=901&category=18666&lot= ...
† Coins of India. Princely States. Lunavada, Copper Paisas (2), with lion motif (KM 10); Raja Bharat Shah, Paisas (3), Makrai (KM 1); Mewar, new Bhilwari Paisa (KM C3.2), Swarupshahi Rupee, ½-Rup ...

Collections: Add to Quick List Sold for: $639.0
Info: http://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=901&category=18666&lot= ...
† Coins of India. Princely States. Travancore, Silver ½-Rupees (3), ME 1114, ME 1116, ME 1118 (KM 64, 67), ¼-Rupee, ME 1112 (KM 62), Gold Fanams (3), ME 1112, ME 1116, ME 1121 (KM 61, 65), Chuckr ...

Collections: Add to Quick List Sold for: $127.0
Info: http://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=901&category=18666&lot= ...
† Coins of India. Princely States. Jaipur, Silver Rupee, in the name of Shah ‘Alam II, Year 28 (KM 50); Silver Coins in the names of Queen Victoria and Madho Singh II: Rupees (3), Years 7, 17, 33 ...
You may be interested in following coins
1 Rupee Mauritius Silver George V of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
1 Rupee Mauritius Silver George V of the ...
group has   9 coins / 9 prices
1 Rupee British Raj (1858-1947) Silver Victoria (1819 - 1901)
1 Rupee British Raj (1858-1947) Silver V ...
group has   102 coins / 92 prices
1 Keping British East India Company (1757-1858) Copper
1 Keping British East India Company (175 ...
group has   6 coins / 5 prices
2016-11-16 - Historical Coin Prices
1 Penny Barbados Copper
Coin prices from public sources
Details
2016-12-04 - Historical Coin Prices
1 Ruble Russian Empire (1720-1917) Silver Alexande ...
Coin prices from public sources
Details
You may be interested in ...
Market
Dynasty tree and coins
Check yourself!

Coin Puzzle
Coins Prices