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Behind the Craft - 2024 Mohur

The Mohur, meaning symbol or seal, was first introduced in 1540 by the Mughal Emperor Sher Shah Suri, the founder of the Sur Empire in Northern India, known locally as Sher Khan or the Lion King.

The Mohur was seen as a symbol of the Emperor’s power and wealth, its weight carefully specified as 11.66g or one ‘Tola’, a traditional Indian unit whose name derives from the Sanskrit word for ""weighing"" or ""weight”.

The Tola was standardised as a measure of gold and silver bullion in British India in 1833, and the Mohur’s specification remains tightly controlled to 11.66g to this day.

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2024 Mohur Gold Proof Coin

ONLY 100 COINS WORLDWIDE
Delivery from 16th May

Mohur, our limited-edition symbol of wealth, prestige and trust has a rich history dating back to the 1560's. Explore our most anticipated annual coin release.

The East India Company - Collections

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The Mohur was adopted as the main trading currency of The East India Company in the late 17th Century and came to represent a brave new age of discovery and trade. With its consistent weight of one ‘Tola’ and its symbolic design of a Lion striding proudly beneath a Palm Tree, the Mohur soon became widely recognised and trusted throughout India for both its beauty and integrity.
• The majestic Mohur, ancient symbol of wealth, prestige and trust
• Strictly limited edition of just 100 coins worldwide
• Precisely 11.66g (one Tola) of 999 quality gold
• Iconic ‘Lion and Palm Tree’ design
• Struck to our highest proof quality
• Presented in a luxury display case with numbered certificate of authenticity

Product Detail

The Mohur was adopted as the main trading currency of The East India Company in the late 17th Century and came to represent a brave new age of discovery and trade. With its consistent weight of one ‘Tola’ and its symbolic design of a Lion striding proudly beneath a Palm Tree, the Mohur soon became widely recognised and trusted throughout India for both its beauty and integrity.
• The majestic Mohur, ancient symbol of wealth, prestige and trust
• Strictly limited edition of just 100 coins worldwide
• Precisely 11.66g (one Tola) of 999 quality gold
• Iconic ‘Lion and Palm Tree’ design
• Struck to our highest proof quality
• Presented in a luxury display case with numbered certificate of authenticity

Specification

  • Alloy

    24K Gold - 999.9Au

  • Denomination

    £1

  • Weight

    11.66gm (One Tola)

  • Authority

    St. Helena

  • Diameter

    26mm

  • Edge

    Milled

  • Issue limit

    100

  • Total Mintage

    100

Stories

The Seal of Wealth

"Founded in 1600, The East India Company is now recognised as the world’s first global corporation. Its early trading interest in fine cloths, spices and tea saw its influence spread throughout India and the Far East.

By the mid-17th century it had become one of the world’s largest bullion traders, exporting vast amounts of precious metals from England. In 1677, as the Company’s activities expanded, King Charles II granted it the right to mint its own coins and, through partnerships with local mints in India, the majestic Mohur was adopted as the main trading currency of the East India Company.
In the early 19th Century King William IV decreed that there should be a universal coinage in India. As a result of The Coinage Act of 1835, the Mohur now bore the effigy of the King on its obverse. But the new coin’s reverse was perhaps even more spectacular, as it featured for the first time the now iconic Lion and Palm Tree design, which continues to grace The Mohur to this day.

This strictly limited edition Mohur gold coin is meticulously specified as 11.66g or one ‘Tola’. Struck to our highest proof quality, it celebrates The Mohur’s outstanding beauty and honours its proud story and legacy.

Minted to the same specifications as its 16th century predecessor, the 2024 Mohur is inspired by the original coin with the noble Lion and Palm Tree design on its reverse, and the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III on its obverse.

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    What if the maximum mintage and issue limit is the same?
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