The Coins of India – Home Page
This site allows access to a catalogue of Indian coins containing a listing of all coins of India but mainly from the period of the Sultans up until 1947. Each coin type is shown with all known dates and varieties.
Clicking on the drop down menus at the top of this page will allow access to the various areas of the database. Once a window has been opened, expand the view by clicking on the little + sign on the left hand side of the screen.
As well as the main method of searching the database, some information can be accessed through searching by mint. The mint of issue of some coins is not certainly known, so this method will not provide access to all coins but may be useful for most Moghul and Native States coins. Click on the ‘Other Searches’ button to access the list of mints.
If the entry titled ‘Photo Link’ has a √ next to it, then there will be at least one, and sometimes many, photos of the coin. The Photo Link number may change from time to time so should not be used as a reference number. The column entitled ‘Provenance’ records the source of photographs shown in the Photo Link file.
The heading ‘Comments’ might sometimes have a √ next to it. This indicates that clicking on the word ‘Comments’ will open another window with more information about the type being viewed.
‘India’ is taken in its widest sense to mean the approximate area covering present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and some parts of Burma.
The term ‘Native States’ is taken to mean all polities contemporary to or emerging after the Moghul Empire.
The information provided here came from many different individuals and sources. These are named in the database and my thanks go to all of these people for their efforts to make available information about the coins of India. Click on the resources button to see a list of all the sources of information together with their abbreviations.