Portugal 1776 5 reis

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This specimen was lot 677 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, December 2009), where it sold for $403.50. The catalog description noted, "PORTUGAL. Dom José I, 1750-1777. Copper 5 Reis, 1776. Ornate crowned Arms. Rv. Roman numeral denomination *V* in laurel wreath. Pleasing red-brown. MS-62 BN (ANACS)." Portuguese copper coins of the 1700's turn up occasionally but are generally in poor condition after several centuries of circulation. This type, struck in Lisbon 1752-76, is no exception.

Recorded mintage: 802,250.

Specification: 6.3 g, copper, 30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 242.2, Gomes-06.07.


  • 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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