1 Escudo, Portuguese India, 1958/59
1 Escudo copper-nickel coins from Portuguese India (Goa, Daman & Diu), minted in 1958 and 1959. The Escudo was the currency of Portuguese India from 1958-1961. The Escudo replaced the 'Rupia' - the Portuguese version of the Rupee at the rate of 6 Escudos to 1 Rupia. Read more here
Goa was liberated by the Indian armed forces in 1961 - up to that time, it had a different currency from rest of the country. Portuguese rule in India began in early 1500s and lasted till 1961.
Weight: 5.6 grams (approx)
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