Chhatarpur was the Princely State of India during the period of British rule in India. It was founded in the year 1785. It was ruled by the descendants of Bundela Rajput leader Chhatrasal after whom the state was named. The state was guaranteed to Kunwar Soni Singh Ponwar in 1806 by British India. In the year 1854, the state would have lapsed to the British government for want of direct heirs under the Doctrine of Lapse but was conferred on Jagat Raj as a special act of grace. Chhatarpur was accessioned to the Indian Union on 1st January 1950 and became a part of Madhya Pradesh state. This gold Half Mohur of was issued from Chhatarpur in the name of Shah Alam II. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with the name and title of Shah Alam II with mint mark Sun. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with the Regnal year 25.