India, Smallest Gold Coin in History - 1300's AD
India, Smallest Gold Coin in History - 1300's AD
India, Smallest Gold Coin in History - 1300's AD
India, Smallest Gold Coin in History - 1300's AD

India, Smallest Gold Coin in History

1300's AD

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Origin: These gold coins date back to the Indian Vijayanagara Empire (1336 - 1646 AD), and have been acquired by History Hoard from a private collection. They have been thoroughly inspected for authenticity by our team.

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The tiniest gold piece ever produced.

If you thought losing your pocket change was a modern problem, think again.

These tiny coins come from the Vijayanagara Empire of India, and measure a mere 2 to 3 millimeters across.

For context, that's smaller than a grain of rice.

It's incredible enough that medieval Indians were able to create these coins, but they went so far as to put a design on them too.

The coins are valuable despite their size, being stuck from one of history's most prized metals—gold. How they could have been spent efficiently is a different story.

We've carefully encased these coins in a plastic holder inside of our standard glass display, to keep these tiny treasures from being lost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hoysaleswara Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple

Medieval carvings at Hoysaleswara Temple, India.

About Medieval India:

The medieval period lasted from about the 6th century to the 18th century AD. During this time, India wasn't the unified nation that we know it as today. Instead, it was a fractured group of dynasties that competed with each other for power. 

Despite the lack of unity, these years were very culturally important to India. The age lead to the development of iconic Hindu architectural styles, and incredible paintings. This is also the period in which many of the modern day regional languages of India began to form.

The medieval period would finally come to an end at the start of the Mughal Empire, which unified India from 1526 to 1857.

Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort, an Indian military stronghold built in the 15th century.

Your order will include:

  • One genuine gold coin from the Vijayanagara Empire.
  • Glass top leather display box
  • Detail card with relevant information about the relic
  • Certificate of Authenticity


History Hoard relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about the History Hoard Promise. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Your Certificate of Authenticity is more than just a piece of paper—it's a promise to you.

When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.

Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.

Check out this video to see the most basic things we look for when authenticating coins:

To read more about our promise to you, click here.

Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.

Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.

While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.

History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.

No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.

You can find our complete FAQ section here.