Bazaruco - João III Goa mint

Bazaruco - João III (Goa mint) -  obverse Bazaruco - João III (Goa mint) -  reverse


Country India - Portuguese
Type Common coin
Years 1522-1577
Value ¼ Bazaruco = 0.5 Reais (1/720)
Metal Copper
Weight 0.9 g
Diameter 12 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized yes
References KM# 10, AG# J3 03.0x
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Moedas Portuguesas
by Alberto Gomes
(Associação Numismatica de Portugal)


King's initial Y(oannes)

Lettering: :.Y.:


Christo Cross or "R"


Currency during kings João III and Sebastião reign:
1 Pardau= 6 Tangas= 6 Bastardos= 360 Reais= 180 Bazarucos= 900 dinheiros
1 Soldo= 10 Dinheiros

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1522-1557)  J3 03.01 (Cross at reverse)
ND (1522-1577)  J3 03.02 ("R" instead of cross)

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