Angola 1695 20 reis

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Heritage sale 3012, lot 23146
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This copper twenty réis was issued in Brazil for Angola. The specimen was lot 23146 in Heritage sale 3012 (New York, January 2011), where it sold for $3,220. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro II of Portugal copper 20 Reis 1695, KM1 for Angola, VF-XF with light brown surfaces and exceptionally bold design features on both sides. Lightly porous as is typical for this series struck for circulation throughout the Portuguese colonial territories. Rarely seen this nice." This type is scarce and the date is rare (other dates include 1693-99).

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 14.6-19.28 g, copper, 36 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 1, Gomes-03.03.


  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • 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]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3012: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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