2003 - Maharana Pratap - UNC Set

This post gives the details of UNC Set. For proof set, please refer to the previous post.

The third in the year 2003, a commemorative Proof Set and UNC Set was released with the theme Maharana Pratap. There was no specific occasion for the release.
The details are;

Maharana Pratap or Pratap Singh of Mewar (May 9, 1540 – January 19, 1597) was a Hindu ruler of Mewar, a state in north-western India. In popular Indian culture, Pratap is considered to exemplify the qualities like bravery and chivalry to which Rajputs aspire.

In 1568, during the reign of Udai Singh II, Chittor was conquered by the Mughal Emperor Akbar after the third Jauhar at Chittor. However, Udai Singh and the royal family of Mewar escaped before the capture of the fort and moved to the foothills of the Aravalli Range where Udai Singh founded the city of Udaipur. Rana Udai Singh wanted Jagmal, his favourite son, to succeed him but his senior nobles wanted Pratap, the eldest son, to be their king as was customary. During the coronation ceremony Jagmal was physically moved out of the palace by the Chundawat Chief and Tomar Ramshah and Pratap was made the King, the Rana of Mewar

Maharana Pratap never accepted Akbar as ruler of India, and fought Akbar all his life. Akbar first tried diplomacy to win over Maharana Pratap but nothing worked. Pratap maintained that he had no intention to fight with Akbar but he could not bow down to Akbar and accept him as his suzerain.

Living a life on the run, the dream of reconquering Chittor (and thus reclaiming the glory of Mewar) was greatly cherished by Pratap, and his future efforts were bent towards this goal. In essence Pratap remained king only on paper as he never ruled any land in his lifetime.

Nearly all of Pratap's fellow Rajput chiefs had meanwhile entered into the vassalage of the Mughals. Even Pratap's own brothers, Shakti Singh and Sagar Singh, were serving Akbar. Indeed, many Rajput chiefs, such as Raja Man Singh of Amber (later known as Maharaja of Jaipur) were serving as army commanders in Akbar's armies and members of his council. Akbar sent a total of six diplomatic missions to Pratap, seeking to negotiate the same sort of peaceful alliance that he had concluded with the other Rajput chiefs. Pratap roundly rebuffed every such attempt displaying his self-respect and honour

Proof Set:
Coins of Rs 100, Rs 10 and Rs 1
Please refer to previous post

UNC Set:
Coins of Rs 100, Rs 10 and Rs 1

eBay Prices:

Price Type Start Price End Price Sold No of Bids Date Last Listing Times ID
Auction 3500 6500 Yes 8 22-Apr-10 OSA-12.261
Fixed 4498 Yes 10-Feb-11 170438496586
Auction 8000 8100 Yes 2 4-Jun-11 OSA-24.165
Auction 5000 11000 Yes 15 11-Sep-11 OSA-25.209
Auction 1 11161 Yes 13 25-Sep-11 120781229898
Fixed 14275 No 0 11-Nov-11 12-Dec-11 2 320774841139 | 320792248656
Fixed 14100 No 0 13-Dec-11 12-Jan-12 2 190600683697 | 190614706146
Auction 1 11350 Yes 25 19-Dec-11 110793594877
Fixed 14250 No 0 11-Jan-12 220913422280
Fixed 14000 No 0 11-Feb-12 220930202837
Fixed 13475 No 0 1-Mar-12 16-Apr-12 2 190634768969 | 190654654428
Fixed 13775 No 0 14-Mar-12 14-May-12 3 220953259692 | 320867357169 | 320888010169
Auction 11000 11000 Yes 1 27-May-12 221028331042
Fixed 20000 No 0 4-Aug-12 150850863790
Auction 8000 16000 Yes 10 1-Sep-12 OSA-35.310
Auction 1 15300 Yes 36 11-Nov-12 330822828034

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