Portugal 1776 800 reis

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 23150
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This specimen was lot 23150 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "PORTUGAL. 1/2 Escudo, 1776. Jose I (1750-77). PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Light attractive toning." This type is noted for 1751 and 1765-76 along with KM 244.2 with IOSEPHUS in the obverse legend. Tho not expensive in the SCWC, it is seldom seen.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.79 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM-244.1; Fr-104.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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