Portugal 1771 400 reis

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25678
Portugal 1771 400 reis rev H3032-25678.jpg

This specimen was lot 25678 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "Jose I gold 400 Reis 1771, Lisbon mint, MS66 NGC. Gem Brilliant Uncirculated and a most attractive specimen showing frosty surfaces and a good strike. Certainly very scarce in this quality and finest certified by NGC." This type is listed for 1752, 1760, 1768-76 and is probably scarcer than the SCWC indicates. KM 248.1, struck simultaneously, spelled the king's name with a "J". It was called a pinto and traded for 480 réis. The silver 400 réis was called a cruzado novo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.07 g, .917 fine gold, .031 troy oz AGW, 15 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 248.2, Gomes-37.05.


  • 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 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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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