Dix Noonan Webb to hold their first Indian Coins auction


19 December 2019
Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins, medals, banknotes and jewellery specialists have announced details of their first auction devoted to Indian Coins and Historical Medals.

The auction will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 10am at their auction rooms in central Mayfair - 16 Bolton St, London, W1J 8BQ.

The sale will comprise four collections

  • Coins of the Indian Sultanates (Part II)
  • Indian Coins from the Collection of the late John Roberts-Lewis
  • Indian Coins from the Collection of John Rose and Indian Historical Medals from the Collection formed by Michael Shaw
  • Indian Coins from Various Properties.

Among the highlights is, from the Collection of the late John Roberts-Lewis, a very rare and fine double-rupee from the Madras mint (pictured above), dating from 1807 which has been overstruck on a Spanish- American Lima 8 Reales (coin) of Charles IV sometime between 1788 (when Charles IV’s reign began) and 1807. It is estimated to fetch £1,500-£1,800.

An extremely fine British Indian Mohur coin (pictured above), dating from 1888 and produced in Calcutta carries a similar estimate.

Part II of the Coins of the Indian Sultanates will also be included. This is the second part of the collection that Dix Noonan Webb sold in October; there will be more to come later in 2020.

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From the reign of Sikandar Shah, Sultan of Dehli (961-962h) a very fine and extremely rare Rupee is estimated at £2,000-£2,600 (pictured above), and from the Shihab al-din ‘Umar, Sultan of Dehli (715-716h), a very fine and very rare Silver Tanka carries an estimate of £1,000-£1,200.

Tim Wilkes, Specialist in Charge, Coin Department, Dix Noonan Webb, commented:

“London has always been an important centre for the Indian coin market, and there have been many important sales held here over the years, but this will be the first time that DNW have had a specialist Indian sale. This follows on from our sale in October which saw three coins from the first part of Collection of Coins of the Indian Sultanates sell for more than £30,000 each.”

Public viewing is held two days before the sale between 10am – 5pm.

For more information, please call 020 7016 1700 or visit the Dix Noonan Webb website.