Goa Colonial Issue, Silver, 1/2 Rupia

1936

This is a silver coin issued when Goa was a Portuguese colony. The obverse reads “estado da India” meaning the “State of India” and states the value of the coin: “1/2 rupia”—rupia was the currency of Portuguese India from the late 17th century till the state dissolved. The emblem shows the Portuguese Coat of Arms, a design made especially for Goa. The reverse has the inscription “Republica Portuguesa” along with the date, and the flag of the last governor general of ‘Estado da India’.

Title
Goa Colonial Issue, Silver, 1/2 Rupia
Period
1936
Obverse
Estado Da India 1/2 Rupia
Reverse
Republica Portuguesa 1936
Dimensions
2.5cm - 3.0 cm
Accession No.
2016.T.49