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Description: 1808,Birmingham,England,10 Cash (X Cash), Obverse: The crest of the East India Company with the motto, “AUSP: REGIS & SENAT: ANGLIA,” meaning “Under the Auspices of the King and Senate of England.” Reverse: The Persian inscription of the reverse is the diplomatic language of Moghul, India and gives the value in local currency: “10 cash are 2 fulus."
History: This coin was one of the first coins in the world to be minted by steam power, at the Soho Mint in Birmingham, England. This mint was created by Mathew Bolton and James Watt. Watt developed the "horsepower" concept and the International System of Units of the watt or "wattage."
This coins were meant to be used at EIC trading posts in India and were packed into the proud British East Indiaman, Admiral Gardner. However, on January 24, 1809, she was caught in a storm in the English Channel and sank on Goodwin Sands, unseen until 1985.
The all-new steam presses produced almost perfect coins for the mighty British East India Company but didn't even make it out of the English Channel. In 1985, a new generation of Englishmen restored the spirit of the East India Company ancestors by recovering the lost treasure of Admiral Gardner.