The East India Company issues first tender coins since 1874

The East India Company issues first tender coins since 1874

March 29, 2012: The re-formed East India Company has announced the issue of its legal tender coins, returning to its by-gone days in the bullion trade. The Limited Edition gold proof coins are struck by the Royal Mint, who first minted coins for The East India Company over 200 years ago.

The coin designs are inspired by the main trading currencies The East India Company used in the 17-19th century ─ Cash and Mohur. The silver ‘Cash’ proof coins feature a peacock design symbolizing immortality and rebirth and are available in a 1/2oz and 1oz coin equivalent to a 10p and 20p respectively. The gold Mohur proof coins bear the famous lion and palm tree motif denoting wealth and prosperity and are available in a half and one Mohur coin equivalent to 50p and £1 respectively.

The Limited Edition East India Company proof coins can be purchased throughmail order or by visiting The East India Company store on Conduit Street, London. In addition the company is making the gold and silver coins available through a network of bullion dealers worldwide.

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