1840 Brit. East India Company, Young Queen Victoria, Silver One Rupee - VF/Rare! (#356). - Emporium Antiquities
1840 Brit. East India Company, Young Queen Victoria, Silver One Rupee - VF/Rare! (#356). - Emporium Antiquities

1840 Brit. East India Company, Young Queen Victoria, Silver One Rupee - VF/Rare! (#356).

$78.00

We have on offer here, a 1840 Brit. East India Company, Young Queen Victoria, Silver One Rupee - VF/Rare! 

"The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Companyand informally as John Company, was an English and later British joint-stock company, formed to pursue trade with the East Indies but ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent and Qing China.

Originally chartered as the "Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies", the company rose to account for half of the world's trade, particularly trade in basic commodities that included cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea and opium. The company also ruled the beginnings of the British Empirein India.

The company received a Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth on 31 December 1600, making it the oldest among several similarly formed European East India Companies. Wealthy merchants and aristocrats owned the Company's shares. The government owned no shares and had only indirect control.

The company eventually came to rule large areas of India with its own private armies, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions. Company rule in India effectively began in 1757 after the Battle of Plassey and lasted until 1858 when, following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Government of India Act 1858 led to the British Crown assuming direct control of India in the form of the new British Raj.

Despite frequent government intervention, the company had recurring problems with its finances. The company was dissolved in 1874 as a result of the East India Stock Dividend Redemption Act passed one year earlier, as the Government of India Act had by then rendered it vestigial, powerless, and obsolete. The official government machinery of British India had assumed its governmental functions and absorbed its armies."

About East India Company:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company

Specifications:

  • Place: East India Company
  • Year: 1840 (raised ww)
  • Value: One Rupee 
  • Alloy: Silver (0.9173)
  • Weight: 11.6600 grams
  • Vintage: > 176+ years aged

Design:

  • Obv. : Young bust of Queen Victoria facing left, between 2 Inscriptions.
  • Rev. : Value & date within wreath, East India Company

Circulated, this is a rather attractive specimen of a beautifully designed rupee coin Issued by EIC in India.

Feels & looks better in your hand! This lovely piece can be yours today! Authenticity guaranteed for life! Fairly Priced!

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