Hyderabad: Twitter user Pramod Kumar Singh posted a photograph of old copper coins on Sunday.
“Coins in circulation during 1818. Lotus and Ram Durbar prophetic” reads the caption of the picture.
On the coins, it is written ‘East India Company’ and two annas.
The claim that the coins were circulated in 1818 is FALSE.
When searched with the caption, “Coins in circulation during 1818. Lotus and Ram Durbar prophetic”, various links popped up on YouTube and other websites.
After further scrolling down the search links, we found the classical Numismatic Gallery. On Classic Numismatic Gallery, we searched for 1818 coin by East India Company. On the page, there are 48 East India Company listed coins. None of the coins were inscribed with Hindu God and Goddess.
For further confirmation, we searched on the Reserve Bank of India website.
There is no evidence from RBI archive that deities are inscribed on the coins.
Hence, the claim is FALSE.