Mozambique 1853 real
This specimen was lot 23307 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $144. The catalog description noted, "MOZAMBIQUE. Real, 1853. Maria II. NGC MS-63 Brown. A pleasing, diminutive issue that is not often encountered in a condition so choice as the present specimen. Exceeded in the NGC census by just one example, this piece will assuredly attract a good deal of interest from those who collect Portuguese or colonial issues." Portuguese issues for her colonies was rather scanty in the nineteenth century. In 1853, one, two, five, ten and twenty réis were issued for Mozambique; as the five, ten and twenty réis matched the regular homeland series they are listed under Portugal.
Recorded mintage: 100,000.
Catalog reference: KM-24.
- 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.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.