Angola 1815 1/2 macuta

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Heritage sale 3038, lot 33320
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This specimen was lot 33320 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $399.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Portuguese Colony - João Prince Regent 1/2 Macuta 1815 VG. 18,000 mintage and virtually none have survived. A rarity." This copper type was issued 1814-15 along with one quarter, one and two macutas, all normally found heavily worn. The 1814 is a much more available date.

Recorded mintage: 18,000.

Specification: 7.8 g, copper, 30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 45, Gomes-02.02.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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 Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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