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The Kutch kori was the currency of the British Indian independent kingdom[2] of Kutch from around 1586[1] to 1947.[2][4][5] It was subdivided into 2 adhio, 4 payala, 8 dhabu, 16 dhinglo, 24 dokda, 48 trambiyo, and 96 babukiya.[3] The name derives from the Sanskrit word, kumari, meaning "daughter".[5] It was replaced by the Indian rupee in 1947 at a rate of 1 rupee = 3½ kori.[4][5]


Civilization in Kutch dates back to prehistoric times at the site of Dholavira, which is believed to have been inhabited between 2900 BC and 1900 BC. Kutch was founded as an independent kingdom in the late 13th century by the Jadeja Rajputs. In 1815 it became a British protectorate and ultimately the Princely State of Cutch. Kutch was annexed by the Dominion of India in 1947, after the end of the British rule in India, and became a state within the Union of India in 1950.[6]


The first series of coins were introduced in 1586, and consisted of copper trambiyo and dhinglo coins, and silver ½ and 1 kori coins. The 1 dokdo coin was introduced in 1632, followed by the ½ trambiyo and ¼ kori coins in 1645, the 25 kori coin in 1854, 5 kori in 1863, 50 and 100 kori in 1866, 3 dokda in 1868, dokda in 1869, kori in 1875, and 1 dhabu, 1 payalo, 1 adhio, and 10 kori coins in 1943.[2] Most of the coins were produced at the Bhuj Mint.[3] Silver coins of Kutch were commonly minted in 4 denominations - Half kori, 1 kori, 2.5 kori and 5 kori. Due to different silver content, the 5 kori coin was only abut 3 times heavier than the 1 kori coin[7].

Kutch was one of the few kingdoms anywhere to issue coins in the name of Edward VIII - whose reign as the British Emperor lasted less than a year. In 1936, the Princely state of Kutch issued 1 kori, 2.5 kori and 5 kori coins with his name on the reverse[8].

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