Angola 1815 2 macutas

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Heritage sale 3012, lot 23273
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

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[1] 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,

Source:

  • 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]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3012: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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