Portugal 1713-P 4000 reis

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 21374
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21374 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "PORTUGAL. 2,000 Reis, 1713-P. Porto Mint. Joao V (1706-50). NGC MS-65. Finest certified of the type at either NGC or PCGS. RARE in this state of preservation. A gem by all means and a magnificent example with soft satiny surfaces which highlight the devices. One would be hard pressed to find a better quality example of this type." This scarce type was struck in Lisbon 1707-22 and in Porto 1712-14 but ceased thereafter. The moidore instead became a familiar coin of Brazil.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 10.76 g, .917 fine gold, 30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-96; KM-195; Gomes-J595.01.

Source:

  • Sáez Salgado, Javier, Moedas de Ouro de Portugal, 1185-1889, Lisbon, Numisma Leiloes, 2001.
  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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