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    British India. Victoria gold Mohur 1877-(c) MS63 NGC, Calcutta mint, KM496, Prid-14, S&W-6.1. Mintage: 10,000. The inaugural year of this issue and a stunning example to boot, asserting a fantastically conceived portrait of Victoria in full brocade dress and customary braided bun beneath her crown. The reverse is both complex in detail and simple in its delivery, with the denomination and date set in stark contrast to the encircling register which is full of intricately produced design work. With the aid of magnification, the viewer is granted a front row seat to lush fields that are tinged with rose color and a rather limited amount of friction or contact that results in visual impediment. At present time, this selection is tied for the finest-known certified example of the date at NGC, and for the connoisseur of British India gold specimens, this wonderfully presented offering absolutely fits the bill.

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    January, 2017
    8th-9th Sunday-Monday
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