Portugal 1832 400 reis

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 22896
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This specimen was lot 22896 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $211.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "PORTUGAL. 400 Reis, 1832. NGC AU Details--Surface Hairlines. Light to moderate tone. Nice rims." This coin is the closest thing to a crown issued by Portugal during this period. This type was issued 1828-34. 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. King Michael was a usurper who was finally driven out in 1834 in favor of his niece, queen Maria II.

Recorded mintage: 108,187 (all varieties).

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

Catalog reference: KM-386; Gomes-12.05 (wide crown, shown here) or Gomes-11.03 (narrow crown), Dav-263.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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