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Dam (Indian coin)

This article is about coinage. For other uses, see Dam (disambiguation).

A Dam was a small Indian copper coin. The coin was first introduced by Sher Shah Suri during his rule of India between 1540 and 1545, along with Mohur, the gold coin and Rupiya the silver coin [1] Later on, the Mughal Emperors standardised the coin along with other silver (Rupiya) and gold (Mohur) coins in order to consolidate the monetary system across India.

Watch Your Language lists the coin as one of the possible sources for the English phrase “I don't give a dam[n]″, due to its small worth, but provides other sources as well.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Mughal Coinage at RBI Monetary Museum. Retrieved on 4 May 2008.
  2. ^ Gorrell, Robert, Watch Your Language: Mother Tongue and Her Wayward Children, University of Nevada Press, 1994. at Google BooksWatch Your Language

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