Angola 1783 12 macutas

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Heritage sale 3040, lot 31397
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This specimen was part of lot 31397 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), which sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Portuguese Colony Pair of 12 Macutas 1783. Mintage of 30,000 pieces, and few have survived. Coins grade VF and VF+." Silver coins minted for Angola in the eighteenth century include two, four, six, eight, ten and twelve macutas. None are common, especially in undamaged condition.

Recorded mintage: 30,000.

Specification: 17.5 g, .917 fine silver, 37 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 25, Gomes-09.01.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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