Portugal 1719 400 reis

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Sincona sale 54, lot 941
This type is catalogued in the SCWC as a cruzado novo, worth 400 or 480 réis, depending on which side of the devaluation you stand. It was struck in Lisbon 1718-48 and all dates are much scarcer than the catalog indicates. This specimen was lot 941 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 120 CHF (about US$143 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PORTUGAL | Königreich, João V. 1706-1750. 400 Reis 1719, Lissabon. Sehr schön. (kingdom of Portugal, John V, 1706-50, 400 réis of 1719, Lisbon mint. Very fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.07 g, .917 fine gold, .031 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 0.98 g.

Catalog reference: KM 201, Gomes 19.02. Fr-100.


  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sáez Salgado, Javier, Moedas de Ouro de Portugal, 1185-1889, Lisbon, Numisma Leiloes, 2001.

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