Information about mint: East India Company (modern)

East India Company (modern) (2010 - present)

The original East India Company (EIC) was an English and later British joint-stock company founded in 1600. It was formed to trade in the Indian Ocean region, initially with the East Indies (the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia), and later with Qing China. The company ended up seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent, colonised parts of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, and maintained trading posts and colonies in the Persian Gulf Residencies. It was dissolved by the East India Stock Dividend Redemption Act 1873.

In 2010, The East India Company was established, bearing the same name and using the original merchant mark as its logo, as a luxury multi-faceted brand once again trading in tea, coffees and fine foods. The company issued a limited edition series of Gold Mohur medals featuring the iconic Lion and Palm Tree design, minted by The Royal Mint.

Since 2012, the company mints coins in partnership with the Issuing Authority of St Helena and with the Royal Approval of Queen Elizabeth II. The original company had been awarded the right to fortify the Island of St Helena in 1657.

Coin Types predominantly or exclusively minted by: East India Company (modern) (25)
CountryCurrencyCoin TypeFromTo
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) 2017 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Five Sovereigns 2019 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Double Sovereign 2019 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Sovereign 2019 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Half Sovereign 2019 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Quarter Sovereign 2019 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Gold Five Ounces (5 oz) 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Gold Two Ounces (2 oz) 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Gold Ounce (1 oz) 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Gold Half Gram (0.5 g) 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Gold Other Sizes 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Kilo (1 kg) 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz) 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Five Ounces (5 oz), Bullion 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Two Ounces (2 oz) 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Ounce (1 oz) 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Other Sizes 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) 2020 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Platinum Ounce (1 oz) 2021 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Platinum Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz) 2021 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion 2021 present
Saint Helena Saint Helena Pound Silver Quarter Kilo (250 g) 2021 present
Coins struck by: East India Company (modern) (194)
CountryYearNameMintageMint Mark
United Kingdom 2012 Silver Kilo 2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee unknown EIC
Niue 2014 Silver Forty Grams 2014 Vincent van Gogh 200 EIC
Saint Helena 2016 Silver Five Ounces 2016 Guinea Bicentenary unknown None
Saint Helena 2017 Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Empire - Queen Elizabeth I 1,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2017 Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Empire - James I 500 EIC
Saint Helena 2017 Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Empire - Charles II 500 EIC
Saint Helena 2017 Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Empire - William III 500 EIC
Saint Helena 2017 Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Empire - Queen Anne 500 EIC
Saint Helena 2017 Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Empire - George II 500 EIC
Saint Helena 2017 Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Empire - George III 500 EIC
Saint Helena 2017 Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Empire - William IV 500 EIC
Saint Helena 2017 Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Empire - Queen Victoria 500 EIC
Saint Helena 2017 Silver Crown 2017 Testern 10,000 No mint mark
Niue 2018 Gold Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar 200 EIC
Niue 2018 Gold Ounce 2018 US Trade Dollar 200 No mint mark
Niue 2018 Silver Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar 2,500 No mint mark
Niue 2018 Silver Ounce 2018 US Trade Dollar unknown No mint mark
Saint Helena 2018 Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Rose Crown Guinea unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2018 Silver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2018 Silver Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar 10,000 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2018 Silver Ounce 2018 US Trade Dollar 10,000 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2018 Silver Ounce and Quarter 2018 Rose Crown Guinea unknown EIC
Niue 2019 Gold Ounce 2019 Chinese Trade Dollar 288 No mint mark
Niue 2019 Gold Ounce 2019 Japanese Trade Dollar unknown No mint mark
Niue 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Chinese Trade Dollar 1,888 No mint mark
Niue 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Japanese Trade Dollar 1,500 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2019 Five Sovereigns 2019 Una and the Lion unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Double Sovereign 2019 Gothic Crown 400 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Sovereign 2019 Half Crown 2,519 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Half Sovereign 2019 Saint George 700 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Quarter Sovereign 2019 Seated Britannia 2,719 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Gold Ounce 2019 Bengal Tiger 100 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Chinese Trade Dollar 5,000 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Queen Elizabeth I 1,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Spade Guinea unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Bengal Tiger 3,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - James I 1,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Charles II 1,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - William III 1,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Queen Anne 1,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - George II 1,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - George III 1,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - William IV 1,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Queen Victoria 1,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Hog Money unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Nova Scotia Penny unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 Rix Dollar unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2019 Silver Ounce 2019 One Rupee unknown EIC
United Kingdom 2019 Queen Victoria Great Seals Bronze Medal unknown EIC
Niue 2020 Gold Ounce 2020 French Trade Dollar unknown No mint mark
Niue 2020 Silver Ounce 2020 French Trade Dollar 1,500 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2020 Five Sovereigns 2020 Saint George 150 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2020 Double Sovereign 2020 Spanish Dollar 200 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2020 Sovereign 2020 Spade Guinea 2,420 EIC
Saint Helena 2020 Half Sovereign 2020 Half Crown 600 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2020 Quarter Sovereign 2020 Dorrien and Magens Shilling 2,720 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2020 Gold Ounce 2020 The Peacock 100 EIC
Saint Helena 2020 Gold Ounce 2020 Una and the Lion 200 EIC
Saint Helena 2020 Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Una and the Lion 499 EIC
Saint Helena 2020 Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Rose Crown Guinea unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2020 Gold Half Gram 2020 Una and the Lion 3,000 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2020 One Mohur 2020 500 EIC
Saint Helena 2020 Military Guinea 2020 700 E·I·C
Saint Helena 2020 Spade Half Guinea 2020 200 E·I·C
Saint Helena 2020 Rose Crown Quarter Guinea 2020 200 E·I·C
Saint Helena 2020 Silver Ounce 2020 The Peacock 3,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2020 Silver Ounce 2020 Una and the Lion, Bullion 5,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2020 Silver Ounce 2020 Una and the Lion, Proof 1,250 EIC
Saint Helena 2020 Silver Ounce 2020 Japanese Trade Dollar 5,000 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2020 Silver Ounce 2020 French Trade Dollar 5,000 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2020 Silver Ounce and Quarter 2020 Rose Crown Guinea unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2020 Silver Tenth-Ounce 2020 Spade Guinea unknown EIC
United Kingdom 2020 King George III Great Seals Bronze Medal unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Double Sovereign 2021 Tudor Rose 100 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2021 Sovereign 2021 Saint George 1,250 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Half Sovereign 2021 Saint George unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Quarter Sovereign 2021 Saint George unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Platinum Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Victory unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Platinum Tenth-Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Victory unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Five Ounces 2021 Masterpiece - Una and the Lion 30 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Five Ounces 2021 The Three Graces 30 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Two Ounces 2021 Masterpiece - Una and the Lion 125 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Two Ounces 2021 The Three Graces 250 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 Masterpiece - Una and the Lion 200 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 The Elephant 100 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 Una and the Lion 200 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 The Three Graces 400 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 Napoleon's Angel 250 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 Napoleon - Bees 100 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 Napoleon - Monogram 100 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Victory, Bullion unknown EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 Modern Chinese Trade Dollar 100 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Victory, Proof 250 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Truth 250 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Una and the Lion 499 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Napoleon 200th Anniversary 500 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Half Gram 2021 Una and the Lion 3,000 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Half Gram 2021 Napoleon 200th Anniversary 2,500 No mint mark
Saint Helena 2021 Gold Crown 2021 Three Graces 200 EIC
Saint Helena 2021 Silver Kilo 2021 Masterpiece - Una and the Lion 70 EIC
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Mint Marks used by: East India Company (modern)
E·I·C

On some coins, the East India Company has the letters E·I·C for mint mark.

EIC

Letters EIC, clockwise, separated by tall crosses.

EIC in heart

When the East India Company was chartered by Elizabeth I, Queen of England in 1600 it was still customary for each merchant or Company of Merchant Adventurers to have a distinguishing mark which included the mystical "Sign of Four" and served as a trademark. The East India Company's mark was made up from the initials EIC within a heart shape, crested with a 4. The letters are within a saltire (diagonal cross).

No mint mark

On some coins, The East India Company does not use a mint mark (usually because the full name of the company is part of the inscription).