1/2 (Half) Tanga, Portuguese India, Carlos 1 – tezbid

1/2 Tanga, Portuguese India, Carlos 1

  • Rs. 750.00

1/2or Half Tanga bronze coin of Portuguese India (Goa) minted in the name of Carlos 1 - ruler of Portugal from 1863-1908. The tanga was equal to an anna of British India. These coins were minted in 2 years - 1901 and 1903. The year is carried in Roman Numerals on the obverse - MCMI and MCMIII. 

The obverse of the coin has the head of the king, his title and the year. The reverse carries the coat of arms of Portugal and the denomination. 

This is a large coin - 30 mm across and 12.7 grams in weight. 

These are scarce coins, with only 800,000 minted for each of the 2 years. Read more about this coin here

The condition of the coins is as seen in the picture. The coin you get may not be the coin in the picture, but will be a coin in similar condition. Please note, the coins of Carlos are usually have more wear and tear on the 'heads' side - because of the raised pattern of the King's head. 

Price is for single coin. If you want both years or a specific year, please contact the seller.