Portuguese Indian escudo
|Portuguese Indian escudo|
|Issuing authority||Banco Nacional Ultramarino|
|Coins||10, 30, 60 centavos, 1, 3, 6 escudos|
|Banknotes||30, 60, 100, 300, 600, 1000 escudos|
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.
The escudo replaced the rupia at the rate of 1 rupia = 6 escudos. This was due to the respective values of the Indian rupee (to which the rupia was pegged) and the Portuguese escudo, with 1 rupee = 18 British pence and 1 escudo = 3 pence. After Portuguese India was annexed by the Republic of India in 1961, the escudo was replaced by the Indian rupee.
Coins were introduced in 1958 in denominations of 10, 30 and 60 centavos, 1, 3 and 6 escudos. The 10 and 30 centavos were struck in bronze, the others in cupro-nickel.
In 1959, notes were introduced by the Banco Nacional Ultramarino in denominations of 30, 60, 100, 300, 600 and 1000 escudos.
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- Pick, Albert (1994). Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: General Issues. Colin R. Bruce II and Neil Shafer (editors) (7th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-207-9.