Recently on the CoinTalk.com web site Dr Luis Dias wrote:
Our house Casa da Moeda, was a Mint between 1834 to around 1841. (There was a Mint in Goa since 1510, but that building doesn't exist anymore).
We're having a festival to celebrate 175 years since it began life as a Mint (1834-2009), from 8-10 Nov. There'll be talks on various aspects of the building, not all related to numismatics unfortunately. But renowned numismatist Fenelon Rebello will be speaking on 9 Nov.
I made a trip to Casa da Moeda Lisbon, and got more information about the house and the coins from there. I'll be preparing some information material based on my research, for the festival.
To read the complete article, see:
Casa da Moeda Goa 175 years
Joao Paulo Cota from London writes:
The old Casa da Moeda (Mint House) from Goa is completing 175 years this year and its current owner, Dr Luis Dias and his family are planning a 3 day celebrations plan during 8-10th November 2009 to mark this historical occasion. This would be an unique event for such a famous building where the old coins of Portuguese India were manufactured.
Amongst different activities, a commemorative First Day Cover (FDC) is planned to be issued. It will consist of a DL size envelope showing an image of the Casa da Moeda, a relevant Indian stamp of a numismatic nature, a special hand cancel and a card insert with a bit of history about this famous building as well as about their owners, who happen to be very famous ancestors of the current owner. This event will also coincide with the 60th death anniversary of the most famous owner of the building on the 10th November 2009.
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