Portugal 1821 400 reis

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was struck 1818-25 during the reign of king João VI (1816-26). This coin is the closest thing to a crown issued by Portugal during this period. The 400 réis or pinto was struck until 1837, when Portuguese currency was reformed and decimalized. At that time, this coin was replaced by a 1000 réis piece weighing 29.6 grams.

Recorded mintage: 1,936,864, a common date.

Specification: 14.7 g, .917 fine silver, 35 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 358, Dav-261, Gomes-12.04 (low crown) or Gomes-12.13 (high crown, shown here).


  • 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.

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