1/4 Tanga, Carlos I, Portuguese India – tezbid

1/4 Tanga, Carlos I, Portuguese India

  • Rs. 600.00


1/4 Tanga or Quarto Tanga of Portuguese India (Goa) in the name of Carlos I, ruler of Portugal. These coins were minted in 1901 and 1903. The date was written in Roman numerals - MCMI and MCMIII. Under the Portuguese/Goan coinage, 1 Rupee was equal to 16 tanga - so a tanga was equal to a British Indian anna. 1/4 of tanga was 1/64 of a rupee, or a paisa. The equivalent coin in British India was the1 1/4 Anna. 

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. 

This is a scarce coin - only 800,000 pieces were minted for both the years - 1901 and 1903. Read more about this coin here

Weight: 6.4 grams (approx)

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