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India (Portuguese) 2, 5, 6, 10, 12, 20, and 30 Reis  1759 to 1776
India (Portuguese) 2, 5, 6, 10, 12, 20, and 30 Reis 1759 to 1776

Melville sent us this picture of his spiffy 30 reis (1/2 tanga) coin from Portuguese India. It is in gorgeous condition, since you hardly ever see them this nice. They are rare to begin with, and in this condition they are quite rare.

Portugal issued several denominations of these copper coins for use in India. They were minted during the reign of Jose (Joseph I) of Portugal (1750 to 1777). Here's a run-down of approximate catalog values.

2 REIS, 1763
worn: $25
average circulated: $250

5 REIS, 1774
worn: $15
average circulated: $150

6 REIS, 1762 to 1768
worn: $12
average circulated: $100

10 REIS, 1774
worn: $12
average circulated: $100

20 REIS, 1774
worn: $12
average circulated: $100

30 REIS, 1759 to 1776
worn: $12
average circulated: $150

These are catalog values, but for these coins each one stands on its own merits. Actual buy and sell values may be more or less than catalog. Melville's coin in the picture, for instance, would probably sell at more than $150 because of its superb condition.

Coin: 16095 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: MELVILLE.D, Tue, 03-Dec-2013 09:29:03 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 05-Dec-2013 16:06:59 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 25-Nov-2015 15:16:56 GMT
Requester description: 1774 Front -30R(30R-most likely 'Reis'), below that *c* , below that 1774.All writing above enclosed between two ferns on either side. Back-Court of arms with crown on top. Coin is irregular shaped,bit heavy,seems punched & blackish-brown. 30R
Tags: india portuguese portugal 2 5 6 10 12 20 30 reis portvcvesa portvgvesa portugaliae potugal portugese portugalia portuguesa portugel portugali portuguse portvg portoguesa potuguesa portugueza portugalie portug portugesa front two ferns fern court arms coat crown irregular shaped shape heavy punched punch blackish black brown coats crests insignia crested crest creast crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera shapes shield wreath star sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths starrs stars starburst burst

  

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