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Sunday, 28 December 2014

British India old coin engravers (coin designers)




Do you know meaning of Engrave ? Design a print on the surface


Around year 1833 where Queen Victoria coins are designed by William wyon .

Few others are

1) Kasinath Dass (1 Rupee silver coin, quarter anna)


  • His skills were impressed by minting committee and appointed him Die cutter and copper plate engraver
  • His salary was fixed at Rs 300 a month
  • He has primarily done for 1 Rupee silver Queen victoria, quarter anna


2) Robert saunders  and Flaxman (1,2 Mohur coins)

  •  Incuse F stands for his work

3) William wyon (Queen victoria,King william coins )
  • Highly rated and skilled ,impressed by most of the people
  • 1861 to 1851 period
  • He has done portrait representations of not only queen victoria, but also George 1V,William IV
  • Leonard Charles Wyon is son of William wyon who continued to work after his retirement.
  • Infact victoria queen made sittings with him to design her portrait .
4) George William De Saulles (King Edward coins)
  • After Leonard charles death, Wyon De Saulles 
  • He married in June 1884 to Myra Hill but had no children
  • He is special in Medal works between 1894 -1903 year with 30 medals
  • He has signatureas 'DES' .on coins and medal
5) A.P Spencer ( George VI)
  • Calcutta Mint engraver
  • George V coin was prepared by Mr. Percy Brown and he adopted 
  • He prepared designs for 2 Annas, 1 Anna, 1/2 Anna coin of copper nickel

But today i guess every thing is automated with advanced machinery and its a cake walk to print on new edition coins.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

2014 Last Exhibition : Kolkatta Numismatic Exhibition 26,27,28th Dec 2014


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Do you know ? One of the Worlds Largest BANK NOTE

Largest Bank Note
Do you know ?


  • This is one of the worlds largest bank note
  • The denomination of this is 1 Lakh Peso note
  • Created by government of Philipines in year 1998
  • This was released in celebration of century (100 years) independence of spanish rule.
  • It is released only to limited people especially collectors
  • The market value to purchase is 1lakh 80 thousand pesos nearly $3,700.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

How 100 Rupee old Notes price appreciated over a decade ?


100 Rupee pre independce currency notes 


JW Kelly Signature note

J W Kelly Note
Recently i was trying to do some reasearch on the old currency . I have travelled to different dealers in chennai and bangalore  in search of some price information. I found interesting to note that the 100 Rs Kelly signature currency note ,JB Taylor which were released by government .


The first note of 100 Rupees with King George released on 1927 with King George in different locations like Karchi, Bombay,Rangoon,Madras etc . The governor at that time is H.Denning.


The above note shown is market average price of Rs 15,000 in the year 2004-2005 .Being the rare and demanded note the note appreciated the price over the decade and latest price has touched close to 1 Lakh Rupees based on condition and based on dealer .

To the collectors please note all the currencies will not appreciate the price , only few rare ,demanded UNC condition note will touch the high price mark. It is as simple as share market the all the stocks will not perform better but only few .


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

5 Rupee old note with H.Denning signature


H.Denning Governer signature



H.Denning signature 5 Rupee old note

H.Denning Signature



   ü  Released on Oct 1925
   ü  Withdrawn in 1941
   ü  8 Languages on note
   ü  Governers H.Denning also J.B Taylor
   ü  In 2005 year the market value approx is Rs 6000/-
   ü  In 2014 year the market value approx is Rs 25,000/-
    Appreciation on market price is excellent

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Five Rupee 3 Deer C D Deshmukh Signature


Details of  Five Rupee 3 Deer C D Deshmukh Signature 


CD Deshmukh 3 Deer Front 

3 Deer CD Deshmukh back 

Things to Know :

ü  This is one of the most famous currency note that most of them asks or wanted.
ü  Most of the people have a doubt whether this is really government has issued  .

                                 Yes you heard it right.
ü  The government has really issued this note but there are many forgeries done and people should be careful before buying .
ü  Don’t fall into the prey by shopping it from unauthorized dealers or untrusted people. Try to buy it from trusted people.

Description of currency
Ø  2nd Issue in Green,Pink and Lavendar on machine made paper with security thread
Ø  There is King George VI, water mark facing front appears to be the king with suit.
Ø  The 3 deer C.D Deshmukh governer signature has two types of notes
Ø  Prefix A- D  Serial Numbers in black .
Ø  Prefix –D serial Numbers in Red color.
o   Red color note is more expensive than black color  .

Ø  For the market value of this rare currency note click here


Ø  In 2005, My father has enquired with the famous dealer and verified some standard catalog and the
Ø  Market price in year 2005 is Rs 1500  Black serial   Rs 5000 Red Serial.

Ø  But the current market value is (Rs 14,500 Black & Rs 24,500 Red)
Please do some research with dealers in our website and find the best deal and grab it


  • To Know about fake currency  of CD Deskhmukh click here   
  • Three deer note with C.D Deshmukh signature having 3 deer standing or straight if absolutely fake !! Be careful
  •  If you want to enquire something on this just ask a question by posting ad in www.grandpacoins.com






Tuesday, 4 November 2014

George VI -1 Anna Market Price




Description
·         It is metal composition copper –nickel type
·         Weight 3.88 Grams
·         Size 20.5 mm




S.No
Year
   Fine Condition (Rs)
Uncirculated
(UNC) (Rs)
Mint Location
1
1938
350
2000
Bombay
2
1938
300
2000
Calcutta
3
1939
70
200
Bombay
4
1939
60
240
Calcutta
5
1940
60
200
Bombay
6
1940
60
240
Calcutta
7
1941
60
240
Bombay
8
1941
50
220
Calcutta
9
1946
60
210
Bombay
10
1946
65
220
Calcutta
11
1946
60
210
Lahore
12
1947
70
240
Bombay
13
1947
70
210
Calcutta



Sunday, 2 November 2014

Numismatic happenings : 2nd Coinex 2014 Multiple Auctions 7-9th Nov




Mumbai Coinex 2014





With 4 Auctions During the Event

7 November 2014
1. Bhargava Auction 3.00 pm Onwards
2. Todywalla Auction 6.00 pm Onwards




  8 November 2014

  3. Bombay Auction 3.00 pm Onwards


  4.Oswal Auction 6.00 pm Onwards



Venue:-


Shri Sunderbai Hall
Behind Income Tax Office, Shri Nathibai Thackersey Road, Churchgate, Mumbai

Source :- ICCG News



Plan your travel if you are interested for the multiple auctions in Mumbai.  Click here for more details >>

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Numismatic Book LIST III

S.No
Book Title
Approx Market Price
1
CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF INDO-PORTUGESE NUMISMATICS
600
2
CATALOGUE OF GUPTA GOLD COINS OF THE BAYANA HOARD IN THE
400
3
INDIAN NUMISMATICS(from the earliest times to the rise of imperial gupta) by
850
4
INDIAN Distinguished Service Medal BY CHHINA RANA
3000
5
THE INDIAN COINAGE TRADITION ORIGINS CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, 72pg
250
6
South Asian Coins and Paper Money (Indian Edition)
3000
7
Socio-Religious & Cultural study of Ancient Ind ian Coins by Swati Chakraborty
1500
8
LIVING WITHOUT SILVER 369pg+36plates BY DEYELL JOHN S
NA
9
SOUTH INDIAN COINS 205pg+6plate BY DESHIKACHARI SIR
495
10
CATALOGUE OF ARABIC & PERSIAN INCRIPTIONS OF THE INDIAN MUSEUM
NA
11
CATALOGUE OF COINS OF THE KING OF OUDH BY DAYAL PRAYAG & PANNA
500
12
DRAVIDIAN KINDOMS LIST OF PADIYAN COINS BY DESHIKACHARI SIR & CT
335
13
CHOLAS AND THEIR COINAGE the orgin of the word arya BY DESHIKACHARI
NA
14
MEDAL YEAR BOOK 2007
1000
15
DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF (COINS AND INSCRIPTIONS) BY
375
16
SAKA PAHLAVA COINAGE BY WALTON DOBBINS
NA
17
Pracheen Bhartiye mudrayein(HINDI) by J.N Dubey
600
18
COINS OF SOUTH INDIA 170pg,4plates,lmap BY ELLIOT WALTER
1600
19
CEYLON CURRENCY BRITISH PERIOD [1796-1936] 68pg,plate BY FERNANDO
600
20
A DICTIONARY OF NUMISMATIC NAMES 2001 312pg,plate BY FREY A.R
500
21
MEDIEVAL INDIAN COINS ESSAYS ON THE COINS OF BENGAL SULTANS
350
22
COINS OF INDIAN STATES VOL-I BY GUPTA S.P & L.0 BAWA
1500
23
A HISTORY OF ANCIENT COINAGE, 479pg,Ilplate BY GARDNER PERCY
600
24
NUMISMATIC HISTORY OF HIMACHAL PRADESH 225pg,26plate BY GUPTA P.L
1000
25
GEOGRAPHY FROM ANCIENT INDIAN COIN & SEAL 261 pg BY GUPTA
200
26
NUMISMATIC ARCHAEOLOGY,143 pg,plate BY GUPTA P.L
500
27
GUPTA GOLD COIN IN BHARAT KALA BHAVAN 106pg,8plate BY GUPTA P.L
2000
28
PRACHEEN BHARTIYA MUDRAE (HINDI)106pg,8plate BY GUPTA P.L
200
29
KUSANA COINS AND HISTORY 209pg,31plate BY GUPTA P.L
400
30
THE COINAGE OF ANCIENT INDIA 502pg,64plate BY GOYAL S.R
1500
31
COINS AND HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL INDIA 415pg,plate BY GUPTA PI AND
1500
32
COINS 301pg,34plate BY GUPTA P.L
200
33
ANCIENT INDIA NUMISMATICS( A HISTORIOGRAPHICAL STUDY)226pg BY
680
34
ERICH AN ANCIENT CITY ON RIVER BETWA (ITS HISTORY COINAGE &
200
35
THE COIN OF INDIAN SULTANATES(COVERING THE AREA OF PRESENT DAY
NA
36
HUMARE DESH KE SIKHE (HINDI) 455pg BY GUPTA P.L
100
37
KARNATAKA NUMISMATIC STUDIES 132pg,fig n plate BY GANESH K & DR
NA
38
COINS OF TAMIL NADU 234pg,fig BY GANESH K
NA
39
VENETIAN COINS IN KARNATAKA 67pg,plate BY GOPAL Dr R '
250
40
NIDHI VOL-II BY GUPTA CHANDRASHEKAR
500
41
COINS OF BANAVASI[C.300BC-600AD] 140pg BY GANESH K
250
42
THE IMPERIAL GUPTA VOL-I & II BY GUPTA P.L
600
43
SEAL OF SOUTH INDIA 102pg,fig BY GANESH K
200
44
KARNATAKA COINS 309pg,fig BY GANESH K
600