Posted 3 years ago
I have had this pin for a while, today I did a little research on the coin, to be honest I just love the old leather case and it was the reason I bought this pin.
This is a two Anna silver coin from India, the date 1897 which was the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria who was at the time Empress of India. I've researched this coin and I really don't understand why it was made into a Pin the reason being is that it is far less then a Rupee, the case definitely fits the Pin. The leather case is beautifully made as you can see from the photo. I hope someone out there might have knowledge, there was two places where these coins were minted, Bombay (Mumbai) and Calcutta (Kolkata) this coin I think was minted in Calcutta.
Many thank for looking