Reference Books

I) The coins of the British common wealth of nations IV India volume 1 and 2 by Major Pridmore. Published by Spink and sons London.


Comments: This is probably the Bible for British India Coin collectors. It has extensive information about most British India Coins. Highly recommend for advanced collectors. Probably too detailed for amateurs or new collectors.


II) Coins of India by Deepak Chakrabarthy, Published by Hobby publications, kolkatta.


Comments: This is probably is a real nice starter for British India Coin collectors. It has good information with some variations as compared to Pridmore. Pictures are decent with good explanation. It is inexpensive if available. There haven't been any new reprints, whatever is available in the market are older copies. It also has Republic India Coins and Commerative coins.
III) History of Moghul Emperors of India by Stanley Lane Poole


IV) History of the coinage of the Territories of the East India company in the Indian peninsula and catalogue of coins in the madras museum by Edgar Thurston, published by Govt press, Madras.


V ) Copper coins of India by William valentine, published by Spink and Sons, London.



VI) Standard catalogue of world coins by Chester Krause and Clifford Misher, Krause publications, USA


Comments: If you want to know anything about any coin in the world this would be the go to book. Probably too detailed for new collectors. Too simple for advanced collectors as some of the coins especially in the 1600-1800AD sections have been lumped. Too bulky to carry around and expensive if you are just looking for a British India Coin book. Not a bad life time investment. The books are divided into 4 separate sections and you have to buy them separately.



VII) Coins by Parameshwar Lal Gupta, Published by Book trust of India, New Delhi.


Useful Links

I) The Coins of British India by J. Franklin Campbell (Mason, Michigan, USA). He is probably the first person to think about a website for British India Coins. Very useful and excellent website with awesome pictures. He is great friend of ours and a very enthusiastic collector. Highly recommended.

II) Reserve Bank of India. This website is a good way to gather basic info on most of Indian coins and bank notes. Recommend it for beginners.

III) South Asia Coin Group. This website is a great resource for all South East Asia Coins. Check it out. It also has links to other webpages.



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