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Auction 308  1-2 Oct 2024
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Estimate: 20 000 GBP
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The Puddester Collection (Part II): The Uniform Coinage of India

The exceptionally rare Caldecott/Pridmore 1860-61 silver piédfort Pattern set


The Uniform Coinage of India, British Imperial Period, Victoria, original silver piédfort Pattern set, 1860-1, Royal Mint, London, by L.C. Wyon, comprising Rupee, 1860, younger crowned and robed bust left, victoria queen, l.c. wyon below truncation, rev. one rupee above india and date, all within scroll-like wreath of Indian flora, edge plain, 17.73g/12h (Prid. 48 [Sale, lot 231, this coin]; SW 4.29; KM. Pn27; cf. Fore II, 803); Half-Rupee, 1861, type A/I, similar, no signature, no pearls adjacent to centre jewel, rev. half rupee above india and date, last numeral of date close to 6, edge plain, 7.77g/12h (Prid. 249 [Sale, lot 231, this coin]; SW 4.113; KM. Pn41); Quarter-Rupee, 1861, similar, no signature, rev. 1/4 rupee above india and date, edge plain, 3.86g/12h (Prid. 370 [Sale, lot 231, this coin]; SW 4.126; KM. Pn38); 2 Annas, 1861, similar, no signature, rev. two annas above india and date, edge plain, 1.46g/12h (Prid. 480 [Sale, lot 231, this coin]; SW 4.138; KM. Pn34; cf. Fore II, 773) [4]. Obverse of Rupee dulled and 2 Annas with a small reverse rim bruise at 12 o'clock, otherwise virtually as struck, toned, exceptionally rare £20,000-£26,000

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Provenance: J.B. Caldecott Collection, Sotheby Auction (London), 11-13 June 1912, lot 169
F. Pridmore Collection, Part III, Glendining Auction (London), 17 October 1983, lot 231 [acquired by October 1972], 4 tickets
M. Sarnefors Collection, Part I, Baldwin/Markov/M & M Auction XI (New York), 11 January 2006, lot 551.

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