Portuguese India 1947 1/4 rupia
This specimen is one of a two year type struck in Lisbon for the Portuguese colonies in India. Once extensive, Portuguese dominions had dwindled by the 1800's to the enclaves of Goa, Diu and Damao. Issues up to 1952 were based on the rupee (1 rupia = 16 tanga) and struck at the British controlled mints of Bombay and Calcutta. The other date of this type, 1952, is slightly more common. The last issues (1958-61) were based on the escudo.
Recorded mintage: 800,000.
Specification: 2.8 g, copper-nickel, plain edge, 19 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 25, Gomes-06.01.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th 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.