Goa 1857 1/2 pardao

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 43306
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This specimen was lot 43306 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $384. The catalog description[1] noted, "INDIA. Portuguese India. Goa. 1/2 Pardao, 1857. NGC MS-61. Sharp in the centers with deep, glossy tone that blankets the surfaces. Ex: Huntington Collection Inventory #12607." This is the last issue of the denomination. In 1871, the Goa mint was closed and milled coinage from the British mints was introduced.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, 2.80-2.95 g.

Catalog reference: KM-280; Gomes-05.01.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 2013.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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