Gold Nazarana Half Mohur of Ganga Singh Sold For INR 100000

29 Dec 2021  Wed

Ganga Singh was the ruling Maharaja of Princely State Bikaner between 1888 CE and 1943 CE. He was a member of the Imperial War Cabinet; he was also present in the Palace of Versailles during The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors. Bikaner was the Princely State during British rule in India; today located in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Ganga Singh completed his early education, from Pandit Chandra Dube. He received his higher education from Mayo College, Ajmer, where he studied for five years. He received his administrative education from Sir Brian Egerton.

Ganga Singh had also served in China during Boxer Rebellion in 1900 CE. During First World War, he was also a commanded Bikaner Camel Corps which served in France, Egypt, and Palestine.

This Gold Nazarana Half Mohur was issued by Ganga Singh; during his rule in Princely State Bikaner. This coin was issued on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his region. The weight of this coin is around 4.38g; this coin was issued in the VikramSamvat year 1994. The obverse of this coin depicts the bust of Maharaja Ganga Singh facing front, Devnagari legend ''Maharajadhiraj Sri Ganga SinghjiBahadur''. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as Symbols of Royalty in small round circles.

This gold Nazarana Half Rupee was sold for INR 100000 in an auction of Oswal Antiques held in Kolkatta on 25th December 2021.

Image Courtesy: Oswal Antiques

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