Azores 1797 300 reis

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1084
Azores 1797 300 reis rev Ponterio 173-1084.jpg

This specimen was lot 1084 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $599. The catalog description[1] noted, "AZORES. 300 Reis, 1797. NGC MS-61. Maria I (1786-99)." The Azores, then as now a dependency of Portugal, generally had to make do with copper coins. In 1794-98, a series of 75, 150 and 300 réis were minted for the islands.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.5 g, .917 fine silver, 30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-8, Gomes-06.03.

Source:

  • 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, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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