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Behind the Craft - The Coins of the English East India Company

Dr Paul Stevens began his working career as a research scientist looking for new medicines; later he became a senior manager within a multinational company before taking early retirement in 2008 to concentrate on his numismatic interests.

Dr Stevens started collecting coins as a boy, encouraged by his grandfather, who had formed a good collection of English coins. During the 1970s his interest switched from English to Indian coins, particularly those produced by the British for use in India.  Later, this expanded to cover all ‘Indian’ coins, in the widest sense of the term, but mostly focusing on coins issued after the Islamic invasions.

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The Coins of the English East India Company: Presidency Series - A Catalogue and Pricelist, book by Paul Stevens, PAPERBACK

Explore this unique catalogue of all coins known to have been issued by The East India Company for use in their Presidencies of Bengal, Bombay and Madras.

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The East India Company was the only British company in history to be granted the right to mint coins on behalf of the Crown. Explore the designs and unique characteristics of the coins used during the Presidency period with this fascinating catalogue created by numismatist Dr Paul Stevens.
• Illustrated and colourful paperback edition
• A must for all enthusiasts
• 562 pages with colour illustrations throughout
• Winner of the IAPN Book Prize 2018 at the General Assembly in Prague

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The East India Company was the only British company in history to be granted the right to mint coins on behalf of the Crown. Explore the designs and unique characteristics of the coins used during the Presidency period with this fascinating catalogue created by numismatist Dr Paul Stevens.
• Illustrated and colourful paperback edition
• A must for all enthusiasts
• 562 pages with colour illustrations throughout
• Winner of the IAPN Book Prize 2018 at the General Assembly in Prague

Specification

  • Alloy

  • Denomination

  • Weight

  • Authority

  • Diameter

  • Edge

  • Issue limit

  • Total Mintage

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Synopsis

Each of the main sections covers the coins of one Presidency with chapters on the coins issued from the main mint in the area – Calcutta, Bombay or Madras – as well as chapters on coins issued from local and transitional mints, most of which were not covered in Major Pridmore’s seminal work on the subject.

There are many hundreds of new types and varieties with colour illustrations and drawings as well as transliterations and translations of the native inscriptions, particularly those in Persian.

Paperback edition with full list of all the coins known to be issued by The East India Company during the Presidency period, this book is a comprehensive study full of detail and insight.

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