Portuguese India, 1 Rupee 1935 About Uncirculated
For years a part of India was controlled by the Portuguese and they issued coins for use in their territory. The Portuguese were the first to find a maritime route to India in 1498 and they established colonies in the territory that lasted until 1969 (Goa). In 1935 they issued a Silver Rupia, the first since 1912 and they didn’t issue another one until 1947. The 1935 Rupia was struck in Sterling Silver and the 1947 in only half silver. The 1935 is a one year type coin and an important one at that. We have the coin available in two grades, About Uncirculated and Brilliant Uncirculated, the choice is yours. These coins were part of a small hoard that was found about 30 years ago.