Taksal or the coin factory set up by the East India Company is in a shambles.
Shah Shuja, Akbarnagar Mint, Silver Rupee,
Obv: kalima shahada in square, four khalifas name in margins,
Rev: muhammad shah shuja on top & badshah ghazi at bottom in square & abul zafar nasr ud din muhammad saheb-e- qiran sani in margins,
11.3g, 20.58mm, (KM # 277.1), about fine, Very Rare.
The entire period from AH 1068 – AH 1070 where we find the coins of Shah Shuja, Murad Baksh, Aurangzeb of the same dates is very interesting. Till date it is not confirmed that for how long the Shah Shuja has ruled as a Mughal Ruler because the coins have appeared with the single date. On appointment Shah Shuja posted to Jahangirnagar (Dhaka), the capital of Bengal during his predecessors’s time and he transferred the capital to Akbarnagar (Rajmahal) and might have issued these coins initially from the new mint where in old coins in the name of Shah Jahan were minted for years together.