Portugal 1722-L 800 reis

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Sincona sale 54, lot 943
This specimen was lot 943 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 300 CHF (about US$357 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PORTUGAL | Königreich, João V. 1706-1750. 1/2 Escudo 1722, Lissabon. Gutes sehr schön. Kleiner Randfehler. (kingdom of Portugal, John V, 1706-50, half escudo of 1722, Lisbon mint. Good very fine, Minor edge nick.)"
This 800 réis or half escudo was struck the one year only. Later types (Fr-92) dropped the "L" mintmark. Half escudos were struck throughout the 18th century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.79 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 1.75 g.

Catalog reference: KM 210, Gomes 41.01, Fr-91.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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