Portuguese India 1961 10 centavos
This specimen is one of a three 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. This type is the last issued before India invaded and annexed the areas in 1962. Issues up to 1952 were based on the rupee and struck at the British controlled mints of Bombay and Calcutta.
Recorded mintage: 1,000,000.
Specification: 2 g, bronze, 18 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM 30, Gomes-13.03.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.