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Inspirations of Love

This
week’s highlight from the October Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction is a
Shah Jahan Mohur dated AH1038 Year 2 (1628/9) and graded MS-62 by
NGC.  Shah Jahan ruled from 1628-58 and is considered one of the
greatest Mughal emperors of the Timur family. The period of Jahan’s reign is
considered the golden age of Mughal architecture.  He was a proponent
of architecture and during his reign he built many monuments.  When
his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died on June 17, 1631, while giving birth to
their 14th child, Gauhara Begum, Jahan was stricken with grief,
a fact that was documented by the imperial court.  These documents
would later be used to illustrate his love for his wife and the inspiration for
her mausoleum: the Taj Mahal.  It was later in 1631 that Jahan
commissioned the building of the Taj Mahal, calling to his aid architects from
around the world.  Construction began in 1632 and took more than 20
year to complete.  Composed of magnificent white marble and combining
traditional Persian and Mughal architectures, it is now considered one of the
wonders of the modern world and receives more than 7 million visitors a
year.  This inspirational story shows to what lengths one will go to
show and profess love.


We are
currently taking consignments of world and ancient coins as well as world paper
money for our January 2018 New York International Auction. We are also
accepting consignments of Chinese and other Asian coins and currency for our
April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction. Time is running short, so if you are
interested in consigning your coins and paper currency (whether a whole
collection or a single rarity) be sure to contact one of our consignment
directors.


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