Girl Gone Goa

Travel, sex, magic, and cycling in an Indian state

Goa Moment #25: Dr. Luis Dias at the Coin Festival December 10, 2014

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On sidewalks outside the historic Institute of Menezes Braganza in Panjim, coin collectors and sellers set up shop.

Two men sit on a sidewalk with sheets of old coins around them in Panjim, Goa.

Coin sellers outside the Institute of Menezes Braganza.

Inside, Dr. Luis Dias describes the history of currency in Goa, with a special emphasis on the Casa da Moeda (The Mint House)—Goa’s currency mint between 1834  and 1841, and Luis’s ancestral home. He continues to live there with his family.

Luis Dias stands in front of a Coin Festival Goa 2014 poster

Luis Dias presents on Casa Da Moeda as part of the Coin Festival Goa, 2014.

According to Wikipedia, Institute Menezes Braganza is a cultural institution which promotes language and literature, art and culture in the state of Goa.

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