Coins of Vasai

Various rulers of Vasai had their own system of currency and coins. Here are pictures of some of those coins to illustrate how Vasai’s economy evolved. (British India coins: One Rupee equals 16 Anna, one Anna equals 6 paise.)

European Era Coins
Portuguese Coin (side1)
Portuguese Coin (side2)
1/12 Anna 1944 (side 1)
1/12 Anna 1944 (side 2)
One Paisa 1944 (side 1)
One Paisa 1944 (side 2)
Two Annas - 1940 (side 1)
Two Annas - 1940 (side 2)
Quarter Anna 1871 (side 1)
Quarter Anna 1871 (side 2)
One Rupee 1893 (side1)
One Rupee 1893 (side2)
One Rupee 1915 (Side 1)
One Rupee 1915 (Side 2)
Quarter Anna 1907 (side1)
Quarter Anna 1907 (side2)
One Anna 1910 (side 1)
One Anna 1910 (side 2)
Quarter Anna 1904 (side 1)
Quarter Anna 1904 (side 2)

The old money found around Vasai probably originated well before European era. People called it Dhabbu (ढब्बू) paisa because it had no monetary value. These coins were found often after rains when washed soil exposed the coins.

Dahbu Paisa - Pre European

(Collection and Courtesy of Louis Rumao)

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