Azores 1750 10 reis

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The Azores, an island group in the Atlantic, long survived on foreign coins brought thither by traders but occasionally Portuguese authorities issued coins for the colonies. This issue is illustrated by a line drawing in the SCWC. The reverse legend, "PECUNIA INSULINAE," marks this as Azores, not Portugal.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 12.8 g, copper, 35 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-2, Gomes-03.01.


  • 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.

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