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!
, Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Melville, Thu, 09-Jan-2014 14:41:10 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 09-Jan-2014 18:10:03 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: 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.
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