Portugal 1738 1600 reis

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 33861
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 33861 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "João V gold Escudo 1738 MS61 NGC, Also valued at 1600 Reis. With abundant golden luster and a crisp strike. A most impressive example that could easily have been graded a point higher." This type is noted for 1723-49 and has a rather low catalog value for a seldom seen coin. This date is listed as common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.58 g, .917 fine gold, .105 troy oz AGW, 20 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 219, Gomes-117.15.

Source:

  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.
  • 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.

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