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LOT 8073

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GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 230 - 350
USD ($) 270 - 400

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£180 (EUR 211; USD 239) (+bp*)

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World Coins - India States - Baroda - 1887 - Original Design Drawing

Dated 4 March 1887 AD

A unique drawing on tracing paper for the portrait milled issue coins struck 1892-1894 AD (VS 1949-1952) for Baroda; with inked 'Rough Designs for Silver Coins for the / State of Baroda / March 4 1887 Traced from their drawing' in three lines above finely inked full sized obverse and reverse drawings for the design and legends of four denominations of rupee, half rupee, 4 annas and 2 annas; mounted on a later paper backing. 32.91 grams, drawing 40 x 20cm (backing 69 x 29cm). (15 3/4" x 12"). Fine condition. Unique.

Provenance
Ex Cotswold auction, lot 97b.

Literature
See KM# Y# 33-36 for issued coins.

Footnotes
An interesting item of uncertain origin but obviously concerned with the process of producing and approving the designs for these coins.