Portugal 1798 400 reis

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Sincona sale 11. lot 2295
This specimen was lot 2295 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"PORTUGAL Maria I. 1786-1799. Cruzado novo 1798. Sehr schön. (kingdom of Portugal, Maria I, 1786-99, cruzado novo (400 réis) of 1798, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1786-99 and was called a pinto. Despite the conspicuous "400" stamped on it, it was valued at 480 réis. It comes with high crown (shown here) and low crown varieties.

Recorded mintage: 1,376,187, a common date.

Specification: 14.7 g, .917 fine silver, 36 mm diameter; this specimen 14.82 g.

Catalog reference: Gomes 18.10, KM 288.


  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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