Angola 1770 12 macutas

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 42241
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This specimen was lot 42241 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $900. The catalog description[1] noted, "ANGOLA. 12 Macutas, 1763. Jose I (1750-77). NGC VF-35. RARE early date. All of the early issues from Angola had relatively small production runs with a higher outputs of copper pieces than their silver counterparts. Mintage figures don't seem to exist prior to about 1752 and are sporadic until about 1770 when there seems to be more consistency in documentation. Attractive old cabinet tone with a nice look." This type was struck 1762-63 and 1770.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 17.50 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-18; Gomes-Jo14.02.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 2013.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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