Medieval History

Mohammad bin Tughlaq’s experiment of introducing token currency could not succeed on account of

  1. Rejection of token coins for purchases by foreign merchants
  2. Shortage of copper for mining token coins
  3. Large-scale minting of spurious coins
  4. Poor quality of token currency


Mohammad bin Tughlaq issued token currency - the coins of brass and copper were minted whose value were equal to gold and silver coins. This experiment failed because during his time, most of the citizens were gold-smiths and hence they knew how to make fake coins. As a result, the value of coins decreased.

The correct option is C.