½ Rupia - Luíz I Calcutta mint

½ Rupia - Luíz I (Calcutta mint) - obverse½ Rupia - Luíz I (Calcutta mint) - reverse

Obverse © A.Monge da Silva (CC0)


Issuer Portuguese India
King Luís I (1861-1889)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1881-1885
Value Meia Rupia = 8 Tangas = 96 Réis (½)
Currency Rupia (1880-1958)
Composition Silver (.920)
Weight 5.8300 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 44321
References KM# 311,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Gomes# L1 13
Alberto Gomes; 2021. Moedas Portuguesas. Associação Numismatica de Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal.

Series: 1881/88


Portrait of King Luís I, head left

Script: Latin



Portuguese coat of arms

Script: Latin



Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1881  356 653 $ 16 $ 16 81% AG#L1 13.01
1882  $ 27 36% AG#L1 13.02 (Mint. incl. in 1881)
1885  0% AG#L1 13.03 (Proof)

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Bullion value: USD 4.11 Search tips
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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Rupia - Luíz I (Calcutta mint)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Rupia - Luíz I (Calcutta mint)
Heritage Auctions
The Hamilton Collection of British India Coins Internet Auction 271921
Lot 38048
Internet Archive
Jun 2, 2019 1881 – AG#L1 13.01 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 528.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Rupia - Luíz I (Calcutta mint)
Auction 57
Lot 208
Internet Archive
Mar 19, 2022 1881 – AG#L1 13.01 XF USD 11.86
(EUR 11.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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