Portugal 1795 400 reis

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Sincona sale 51, lot 2877
This specimen was lot 2877 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 325 CHF (about US$392 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Maria I. 1786-1799. 400 Reis 1795, Lissabon. Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Portugal, Maria I, 1786-99, 400 réis of 1795, Lisbon mint. Extremely fine.)"
This 400 réis or pinto was struck 1787-96 for Maria I. It is available but considerably scarcer than the similar coin of João V (KM 201) struck 1718-48.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.07 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 1.12 g.

Catalog reference: KM 291, Gomes 12.03. Fr-121.


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  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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