Portugal 1844 1000 reis

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50597
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50597 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $708. The catalog description[1] noted, "PORTUGAL. 1,000 Reis, 1844. NGC MS-61. Attractive with light toning." Shown is a silver thousand réis or coroa of 1844. It was struck 1837-45 in very limited numbers. Maria II reigned 1834-53 after overcoming the usurpation of her uncle Miguel I. The next silver coroa struck (KM 539 of 1898) was only 25 grams.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common for the type.

Specification: 29.6 g, .917 fine silver, .872 troy oz ASW, 36.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 472, Dav-265, Gomes-40.04.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.
  • Reis, Lina, Anuário de Numismática, Moedas e notas 2010, 31ª ediçao, Lisbon: Publinummis, Lda, 2009.
  • 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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