Portugal 1750 400 reis

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photo courtesy Soler y Llach

This specimen was lot 1220 in a recent Soler y Llach sale (Barcelona, January 2010). The type is recorded in the SCWC as being issued 1706-08 and 1750; all dates of this cruzado are scarce but this one is the most available. It was marked 400 réis but traded for 480 réis. King João V died in 1750, to be succeeded by José I (r. 1750-77).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.7-17.3 g, .917 fine silver, 35 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 179, Dav-1628, Gomes-79.01 (four arch crown, shown here) or Gomes-82.01 (five arch crown).


  • 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.

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