Portugal 1796 6400 reis

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Sincona sale 54, lot 952
This specimen was lot 952 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$893 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PORTUGAL | Königreich, Maria I. 1786-1799. Peca 1796, Lissabon. Vorzüglich. Leicht justiert. (kingdom of Portugal, Maria I, 1786-99, peça of 1796. Extremely fine, Minor adjustment marks.)"
This type was struck 1789-93 and 1796-99 but is seldom seen compared to similar peças from Brazil.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW, 32 mm diameter, this specimen 14.39 g.

Catalog reference: KM 299, Gomes 23.05. Fr-116.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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