Portugal 1745 1000 reis

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 22462
Portugal 1745 1000 reis rev Heritage 3021-22462.jpg

This specimen was lot 22462 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "João V gold 1000 Reis 1745, MS63 NGC, fully brilliant and attractive with exceptionally sharp details, a choice little coin and rare in this certified grade." This quartinho was struck 1707-47. Despite the low value listed in the SCWC, this little coin is quite scarce and expect to pay substantially over the estimate on the infrequent occasions it comes up for sale. This denomination was last issued in 1821 during the reign of João VI. Brazilian 1000 réis were struck 1699-1787; they are generally distinguished by the substitution of a mintmark for the rosettes on the obverse.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.69 g, .917 fine gold, .079 troy oz AGW, 18 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 182, Fr-98, Gomes-88.25.


  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 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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