Angola 1796 12 macutas

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Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 20203
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This specimen was lot 20203 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "ANGOLA. 12 Macutas, 1796. Maria I (1777-1816). NGC AU-53. An outstanding example of this Portuguese Colonial issue, and easily one of the best preserved examples available to collectors. Muted luster under tan toning, with a great strike and free of defects or distractions. A seldom encountered coin, especially in the quality seen here." 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: 27,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-37; Gomes-09.02.


  • 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, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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