Portugal 1812 5 reis
This type, a five réis was struck 1812-14 and is scarce in nice condition. These coins received much abuse and are normally found in low grade. João was in 1812 still Prince Regent for his mother, queen Maria I, not mounting the throne until her death in 1816. In 1812, he was still enjoying the tropical delights of Rio de Janiero and resisting the cortés' demand that he return.
Recorded mintage: 399,077.
Specification: 4.2 g, bronze, 26 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 345.1, Gomes-04.01.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.