Portugal 1855 1000 reis

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Jean Elsen sale 85, lot 1610
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Goldberg sale 34, lot 2422
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Shown is a gold 1000 réis of 1855. The first specimen was lot 1610 in Jean Elsen sale 85 (Brussels, September 2005), where it sold for 130 euro. It was struck the one year only and along with an issue of Maria II dated 1851, the only issues of this denomination in gold. Gold 2000, 5000 and 10000 réis saw much more extensive issues. The second specimen was lot 2422 in Goldberg sale 34 (Beverly Hills, February 2006), where it sold for $172.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Portugal. 1000 Reis, 1855. Pedro V. Head. Reverse: Arms. One year type. Extremely Fine."

Recorded mintage: 68,057.

Specification: 1.77 g, .917 fine gold, .052 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-149; KM 495, Gomes-09.01.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 34: the pre-Long Beach sale, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2006.
  • Reis, Lina, Anuário de Numismática, Moedas e notas 2010, 31ª ediçao, Lisbon: Publinummis, Lda, 2009.
  • Sáez Salgado, Javier, Moedas de Ouro de Portugal, 1185-1889, Lisbon, Numisma Leiloes, 2001.
  • 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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