Wajid Ali Shah Gold Half Ashrafi Listed For INR 1,00,000

07 Apr 2021  Wed

This gold half Ashrafi was issued by king Wajid Ali Shah from Princely State Awadh. This gold Ashrafi is listed for INR 1,00,000 in an upcoming auction of the Classical Numismatic Gallery that will be held in Ahmadabad on 24th April 2021. The weight of this coin is around 5.34g and was minted in Lakhnau.

Wajid Ali Shah was the eleventh and the last rule of Princely State Awadh. He sat on the throne of Awadh on 13th February 1847 CE and ruled until 11th February 1856 CE. After sitting on the throne of Princely State Awadh he issued coins in gold, silver, and copper from Lucknow and Muhammadabad Banaras mint. These coins are found in various denominations viz. Rupee, Ashrafi, and Falus in various fractions.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery

Knowledge Base