Goa 1857 1/2 pardao
This specimen was lot 43306 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $384. The catalog description 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.
- 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.
- 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.