Nazrana Silver Rupee of Jind

06 Mar 2018  Tue

Jind was a Princely State during the British rule in India. Jind is a district located in the Indian States of Haryana. It is one of the oldest districts of Haryana. It lays in the heart of Haryana and it the fourth district of Jat belt along with Sonipat, Rohtak and Hissar.

The ruling princes of Jind belong to the same Jat family as the Maharajas of Patiala. They traced their ancestry back to Baryam, who was the revenue collector under Babur. Jind was established by Gajpat Singh after he took part in the Sikh uprising against the Afghan governor of Sirhind in the year 1763 CE.

This Silver Nazarana Rupee was issued by Ranbir Singh. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Mahi Tab Mah Sikka Zad Bar Seem Wa Zar Az Auj Hokum shud az Qadir Bichoon Beh Ahmad Badshah’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as ‘Julus Samat 1943 Golden Jubilee Sarkar Jind Samat 1993’. This coin was issued to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ranbir Singh reign.

This silver nazarana rupee was sold for INR 56,000 by Todywalla Auction held in Mumbai on 20 August 2016.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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