Today, you can own a genuine Victorian silver rupee, minted in India under the British Empire. As one of the world’s oldest currencies, this coin is fast becoming one of the most sought after Victorian coins.
The jewel in the Empire’s crown
The Rupee dates right back to the 6th Century BC, but only came to prominence as a key coin as trade between Britain and India prospered under Queen Victoria.
Not only are Victorian rupees a beautiful example of numismatic art, but they were minted over 4,500 miles away which makes them a real historic artefact. It is no surprise, therefore, that a coin which represents the Empress of India and the jewel of her empire is becoming the focus of savvy collectors as they start to look east to add this unique coin to their collections.
Extremely difficult to source
Issued over 100 years ago and so far away makes them incredibly hard to track down. Very few have made their way into Britain and because of this rupees are becoming more and more difficult to source.
Most rupees that do exist in this country are tied up in private collections so it is difficult to find them on the secondary markets. We have a small number of these coins available today to buy, but the current demand means that they are not expected to be available for long.
Your silver rupee will come in an official presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
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Queen Victoria Silver Rupee
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- Country of Issue: India
- Year of Issue: 1877-1901
- Coin Diameter: 30.79mm
- Coin Weight: 11.66g
- Obverse: Queen Victoria
- Reverse: Wreath surrounds
- Metal: Silver
- Finish: circulated