Delhi Forced Tanka An Early example at deliberate Fiat currency

Delhi Forced Tanka An Early example at deliberate Fiat currency


so hello fellow coin collectors how you
doing today and today well we have a special coin that I actually quite like
this is actually an Indian coin is actually from the Sultan’s of Delhi and
he is from the ruler Muhammad the third being – nique Malik is actually the
right name of or the surname of the actual reigning royal family in the
Sultan’s of Delhi and the Sultan’s of Delhi were the first Islamic rulers of
India and quite obviously they reigned around 12 to the 1500s and if you know
Delhi is the capital of India they actually occupied that region but this
coin is a tinker and specialty of this coin is that is actually a strong tanker
which at the time tankers were actually in silver or billion their billions
probably about 20% or less silver but this one is very interesting because in
1327 Mohammed introduced a monetary reform and part of it was that you
making all tankers into this copper coin but it actually still had a value of a
silver coin so really and after a certain time we could actually change it
for silver so you think people are not going to counterfeit this coin and quite
obviously I don’t know if this one is the counterfeit coin I’m just gonna
retain it it’s actually official but if there are counterfeits they’re probably
a bit harder to actually tell they’re probably a bit cruder but I have not
actually come past them because actually I would say they would have been
exchanged for the silver coin and all these were mounted down so this coin has
a weight of 50 G tails or about nine point three grams usually 21 millimeters
and the inscription on this side of the coin so right inside you had the date in
the mint and I haven’t actually worked that out yet but it’s most likely just take great Delhi that’s probably the
mint I need to look at this coin a lot closer maybe I’ll I can’t actually find
the date I need to learn my Arabic a lot better but he actually says man I
softened crud what lemon so he who buys the salt and a
base of merciful one the merciful one is obviously God and Sultan as well because
he can’t actually that the Sultan actually has he’s mandate from Allah and
on the side like a normal copper coin it’s actually pretty much nothing to
prevent counterfeiting and there’s a crack then that would have actually been
caused from when they actually struck the coin and on this side actually has
Persian and the Persian is mu Assad thanks Raj Dow was up and I meet
Muhammad through a leak and obviously the last one Mohammed to leak that is
his name and translate as soon as a tanker current in the reign of the slave
hopeful Mohammed to leak so obviously this is called the slave reign because
the first ruler was actually slave and I’ve actually kept the name afterwards
and these ones there was story going around I actually read a Wallach I can’t
maybe where was they’re after these were actually forced
to be made it silver because obviously they would not have been popular if
people couldn’t actually trust with was real or counterfeit and plus at the time
people wanted silver coins copper bronze years good but these ones didn’t have
the copper and bronze in value of one tanker that were actually probably quite
a heavy coin so they wanted silver and I want a good silver as well so I probably
would’ve chopped it the savers actually good silver and after a while when a
Muhammad passed away they actually found that the Treasury had quite a lot of
these coins still even like 20-30 years after it was gone
because you know what would I gonna do of him and they could have actually
melted them down and issued am is another denomination like the for gurney
which is probably bad laughter so I suppose this one but you know and that
was just waste of time really and these coins are a bit expensive so you’re
talking about a thirty to forty Australian dollars just to buy one coin
I managed to actually pick this up I actually didn’t know what I actually had
when I picked it up so I just peed on a few coins and this was one that I got
and it’s only after I got it back there are four on this corner back for a while
it’s actually smaller than what actually thought it was so it’s a nice coin
issued around thirteen twenty seven so this is about seven hundred years old
probably a little bit less actually six hundred and ninety two years old so
quite an old coin quite a beautiful coin to have as well and because of its
thickness is actually preserved quite well in the right conditions so
anyway I like to know what you into this coin if you’re interested in Indian
coins because this is these are the coins I actually do collect and as you
know I do sell some coins but these are actually not it and I like to say thank
you very much I’ll leave a link down below to eBay in case you wanna have a
look at me ancient Indian coins even is that boy that’s fine
in the eBay is a good place just to gauge the actual values of these coins
and now just have an awesome coin collecting time people thank you very
much and bye bye

7 Comments

  • SHM COIN COLLECTION

    October 25, 2019

    Wow
    Its Medieval Period coin.
    From Delhi Sultanate.

    Reply
  • SHM COIN COLLECTION

    October 25, 2019

    From Tugluq dynasty

    Reply
  • SHM COIN COLLECTION

    October 25, 2019

    I was waiting to see your Indian Sultanate Coin collection.
    As I only collect Indian Sultanate coins which includes Delhi, Gujrat, Malwa, Bengal sultanate and also Ahom dynasty coins from North East India.

    Reply
  • Minir Ajeti Monedha Relaks Koleksion

    October 25, 2019

    Nice coin like 👍

    Reply
  • Ricki Christian

    October 25, 2019

    That was interesting. Sorry, but I don't share your passion for old coins. I prefer them nice and shiny. Thanks Glen

    Reply
  • Tim Beattie

    October 25, 2019

    nice info

    Reply
  • AndrejBk

    October 26, 2019

    nice, my tanka contains some silver… but not much

    Reply

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