Angola 1815 2 macutas
This copper two macutas was issued in Brazil for Angola. The specimen was lot 23273 in Heritage sale 3012 (New York, January 2011), where it sold for $2,070. The catalog description noted, "João VI Prince Regent 2 Macutas 1815, struck at the Rio de Janeiro Mint for circulation throughout Portuguese Africa. Very rare type without the shield countermark of 1837. AVF, lacquered with slightly porous surfaces and a few minor rim bumps, struck over an earlier coin." This type is scarce and this specimen sold for about eleven times its catalog value.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Specification: 35.2 g, copper, 45 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM47 for Angola, Gomes-04.01, Russo-470,
- 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.
- Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3012: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.