1/8 Tanga, Portuguese India, Luiz I – tezbid

1/8 Tanga, Portuguese India, Luiz I

  • Rs. 700.00

1/8 Tanga or Oitavo Tanga of Portuguese India (Goa) in the name of Luiz I, ruler of Portugal. These coins were minted in 1881, 1884 and 1886. Under the Portuguese/Goan coinage, 1 Rupee was equal to 16 tanga - so a tanga was equal to a British Indian anna. 1/8 of tanga was 1/128 of a rupee. 

These coins were minted at the Calcutta mint - after 1881, all the Portuguese Indian coins were minted by the British. Thus, the Portuguese Rupee is the same size, weight and silver content as the British Indian silver rupee. 

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Weight: 3.3 grams (approx)

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