Portugal 1828 7500 reis Fr-136

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From Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 3290
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 3290 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[1] noted, "PORTUGAL. 4 Escudos (Peca), 1828. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. VERY SCARCE one year type. An attractive piece which is very close to being uncirculated. Highly lustrous which mostly blurs out the tiny contact marks in fields. Gently wiped at some time leaving no lines or wisps. Some toning near rim and reverse which adds character to the otherwise vibrant yellow gold piece. Sharply struck with good eye appeal. Ex: Stack's Sale March 4-5, 1988, Lot #1434." The peça was revalued from 6400 réis to 7500 réis in 1826. King Michael was a usurper who was finally driven out in 1834 in favor of his niece, queen Maria II. The last peça was struck in 1835.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .422 troy oz AGW, 31.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-136; KM-388; Gomes-15.01.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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