Portugal 1855 200 reis

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24693
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 24693 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "PORTUGAL. 200 Reis, 1855. PCGS MS-66 Secure Holder. Bold strike with light attractive showing electric blue highlights in the peripheries. A superb gem with great eye appeal." This type of 1854-55 featuring a young bust of king Pedro V is not priced extravagantly in the SCWC but is seldom seen. The prior 200 réis of Maria II weighed 5.92 g.

Recorded mintage: 793,000.

Specification: 5 g, .917 fine silver, .147 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-491.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • 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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