Portugal 1851 1000 reis

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 5202
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 5202 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted, "Portugal. 1000 Reis, 1851. Maria II, 1834-1853. Crowned head left. Reverse: Crowned arms. One year type. Well struck and lustrous. Choice Almost Uncirculated to Uncirculated." This is the first issue of this gold denomination and is somewhat available despite the small mintage. The next issue featured Pedro V (KM 495).

Recorded mintage: 12,099.

Specification: 1.79 g, .917 fine gold, .052 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-144; KM-486, Gomes-41.01.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [2]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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