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Coins of the Sikhs (Sri Amritsar Jiyo)

Gurprit Singh, The Nanakshahi Trust, 2015, 228 p, b/w plates, ISBN : 9789351966029, $95.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Coins of the Sikhs (Sri Amritsar Jiyo)

Of all the coins of the Sikh, the coins of Amritsar mint are the most intriguing. Amritsar was never a mint town before the Sikhs started minting coins with the mint name Amritsar. In view of the vast variety of these coins this book is dedicated to the coins of Amritsar mint. It deals with the gradual evolution of the coins from their initial uncomplicated form to coins reflecting the splendid artistry of the calligraphers at that time. This book is at the same time a catalogue and a research document. Instead of sketches, this book illustrates actual images of the coin even the symbols have been derived directly from the images of actual coin.

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