Rebellion silver coin of Mughal King Jahangir..
After Jahangir’s coronation he ordered that the weight of gold and silver coins be increased by 20 percent.
Born 1569, of a Rajput princess of Jaipur, Jahangir was the eldest son of Akbar, and was named Salim.
Prince Salim rebelled against Akbar, and issued coins from Allahabad. Such issues lasted for about 5-6 years, and later he compromised with his father.
Immediately after the death of Akbar in 1605 AD, Jahangir came to the throne.
After Jahangir’s coronation he ordered that the weight of gold and silver coins be increased by 20 percent. For gold coins the weight was 202 grains, and silver coins to 212 grains.
The coins of Jahangir, especially the gold and silver ones are remarkable for their artistic value, and sophistication besides their monetary value.
Jahangir was very passionate about poetry. This is evident from the kind of coins that he issued with wonderful couplets on them.
The coin shown above is the rebellion issue of Jahangir, minted in Allahabad during Akbar’s reign. This coin has the ‘Hamisha’ couplet found on the coins of Jahangir, which he had issued during the reign of Akbar. The coin depicts a poetic couplet:
Hamesha Hamchu Zar Mihr wa Mah Raij Bad
Baghrub wa Sharq Jahan Sikka Allahabad.
The translation is ‘Like the gold of the sun and moon, may ever rule; in the world’s east to west, the coin of Allahabad’.
Here is another silver rupee issued by Jahangir “Nur ud din” type, from Kashmir Mint.