Angola 1763 4 macutas

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 3867
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This specimen was lot 3867 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $176.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Angola. 4 Macutas, 1763. Crowned arms. Reverse Denomination within laurel wreath. NGC graded Extremely Fine, Details." This type was struck for Angola in 1762-70 in Lisbon. The Portuguese landed in 1491 and immediately made the region a major slaving station, which trade would not end until the 1850's when the British Royal Navy interdicted the trade. The later nineteenth century was devoted to resource extraction and fending off attempts by the other colonizing powers to seize territory. Silver issues in the eighteenth century included two, four, six, eight, ten and twelve macutas, most of them scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.7 g, .917 fine silver, 26 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-14, Gomes-10.02.


  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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