India (Portuguese) Tanga and 1/2 Tanga  1828 to 1834
India (Portuguese) Tanga and 1/2 Tanga 1828 to 1834

These coins were minted at the Goa mint in Portuguese India during the rule of Miquel I. Most of them you see are pretty well beat up, so if you find a nice one, it is worth a nice amount. The one in our picture is a 1/2 tanga auctioned by Stephen Album Rare Coins in Santa Rosa, CA, USA, where it sold for $170 US dollars in 2012.

1/2 TANGA: 32 mm diameter
TANGA: 38 mm diameter

Catalog prices run approximately like this for both tangas and 1/2 tangas:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $250

Use our Terminology page to properly interpret these catalog values.

CoinQuest thanks Steve Album for use of his coin photo. It's a nice one!

Coin: 16292 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Melville, Thu, 09-Jan-2014 14:41:10 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 09-Jan-2014 18:10:03 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 02-Jan-2016 23:48:03 GMT
Requester description: Front -Capital letters A & P seem to be joined with a common vertical line, below that 'T' and all this writing enclosed between two ferns on either side. Back-Portuguese Coat of arms with crown and cross on top. Coin is irregular shaped & a bit heavy. ?
Tags: india portuguese portugal tanga 1 2 portvcvesa portvgvesa portugaliae potugal portugese portugalia portuguesa portugel portugali portuguse portvg portoguesa potuguesa portugueza portugalie portug portugesa front capital letters letter joined join common vertical line two ferns fern coat arms crown cross irregular shaped shape heavy capitale captials capitol leters lettering lettered vertically verticle coats crests insignia crested crest creast crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera shapes monogram ap leaves leaf goa monograms initial initals calligraphy initials leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs branch stalk vine ivy twigs sprig braches limb twig sprays sprigs branching branches branched




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