Spink London‘s highly esteemed July sale of Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals, 15th July 2015, will be showcasing some exceptional lots from the height of British Colonialism in Nineteenth-Century India. A contemporary described the British Empire in the 1900’s as so vast that “the sun never set” on it. India at this point was considered the crown jewel of this sprawling territory, mainly for its resources and economic potential. In the nineteenth century, to fully exploit this potential, the British administration put multiple pecuniary changes into effect. One of which was to organise a new coinage system. However, the coins that were intended to be issued had a compelling and mysterious

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