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Now with actual Indians!  The rights to the name The East India Company were bought up by Sanjiv Mehta, an Indian businessman, in 2005 and it is once again selling fine foods in England.  One of the more unusual things that comes with the name is the right to mint coinage, and they have restarted the minting of the Mohur, a gold coin whose name means "seal" and was used throughout the sub-continent.  In this case it's 11.66 grams of 22K gold, about 26mm in diameter.  The large emblem of the EIC is on one side and a lion before a palm tree on the other, a motif first seen on the first gold Mohur minted in 1835.


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