Neil S Berman - Expert Numismatist & Silver Coin Dealer
Silver Coins Trade through History
India Silver Coins
The earliest coins of India are the so-called punch marked coins. These were small pieces of silver of a specified weight, punched with several different dies, each carrying a symbol. These very early coins were issued at a point in time when India was still separated from the Greek world by Persia, where silver coins were not in use at the time. Later on, the Mughal Emperors standardized this coinage of gold, silver and copper across the sub-continent in order to consolidate the monetary system, which was later taken over by the British during the Empire period.