Why were the Mughal coins unique?

The Mughals brought uniformity and consolidation to the coinage system throughout the empire.

         It was Sher Shah Suri, the founder of the Sur Empire, introduced ‘rupiya’. It is considered to be the precursor of the modern day rupee.

         Mughal coins were made remarkable by their art and originality. The most important period was between 1556 to 1605, when Akbar was the ruler. Like his ideology, his coins too reflected secularism.

         Coins made of gold, silver, and copper were issued during the Mughal era. The largest gold coin was the Sahansah. Muhar, a coin introduced by Sher Shah Suri, was the standard gold coin. There was another silver coin named Jalali.

         Jahangir is also known to have taken interest in coins. Some gigantic coins issued by him have survived and are among the largest ones in the world.