Hyderabad: Twitter user Pramod Kumar Singh posted a photograph of old copper coins on Sunday.

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“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.

Fact Check:

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn5zf0idZKI

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.

Coin 7 Coin 1 Coin 2 Coin 3 Coin 4 Coin 5 Coin 6

There is no evidence from RBI archive that deities are inscribed on the coins.

Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Claim Review :   Fact check: Hindu deities inscribed on East India Company coins are FALSE
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Fact Check :  false

Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. Sumit has also worked with video production houses in Mumbai as an assistant director in shows like 21 Sarfrosh for Discovery Jeet. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also the contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, human interest and data stories.

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