Angola 1789 8 macutas

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Wm. Rosenblum sale 44B, lot 103

This specimen was lot 103 in Wm. Rosenblum sale 44B (Colorado Springs, CO, December 2014), where it sold for $290. The catalog description[1] noted: "Angola, Portuguese Africa. 1789. 8 Macutas. Crowned arms/Denomination within wreath. Choice VF. Better date of 2 year type issued under Maria I alone. Another rare coin that is seldom seen." 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: 6,250.

Specification: 11.7 g, .917 fine silver, 32 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cr-30, KM-34, Gomes-07.01.


  • 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]Rosenblum, Wm. M., Mailbid Auction #44B: featuring the Philadelphia Collection, Littleton, CO, 2014.

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