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LOT 9014

Estimate
GBP (£) 100 - 140
EUR (€) 120 - 160
USD ($) 120 - 170

Price
£72 (EUR 84; USD 89) (+bp*)

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WORLD COINS - INDIA STATES - BARODA - 1887 - ORIGINAL DESIGN DRAWING
DATED 4 MARCH 1887 A.D.

A unique drawing on tracing paper for the portrait milled issue coins struck 1892-1894 A.D. (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. 15 3/4 in. x 12 in. (32.91 grams, drawing 40 x 20 cm (backing 69 x 29 cm).). 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.