Portugal (1643) 100 reis

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Jean Elsen sale 143, lot 1812
This specimen was lot 1812 in Jean Elsen sale 143 (Brussels, December 2019), where it sold for €135 (about US$176 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PORTUGAL, Joao IV (1640-1656), AR tostao (100 reis), s.d. (1643), Lisbonne. D/ Ecu couronné. R/ Croix cantonée de globules. Patine foncée. Coup sur la tranche. Très Beau. (kingdom of Portugal, John IV, 1640-56, undated silver tostao of 100 réis, Lisbon mint. Obverse: crowned arms; reverse: voided cross cantonned with pellets. Nice patina, rim crack, Very Fine.)"
João IV was the first Portuguese king after the Spanish were expelled in 1640. Other tostãos for this ruler include KM 44, 45, 46, 47, some with dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 4,98 g.

Catalog reference: KM 48, Gomes 25.03.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 143, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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