Portugal 1855 500 reis

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Shown is a silver 500 réis of 1855. It was struck 1855-56 only and superseded a type struck 1854 featuring a younger bust of the king, Pedro V, who died in 1861. A later type exists for Pedro V showing a more mature bust (KM 498). The type is not expensive but seldom seen.

Recorded mintage: 1,209,636.

Specification: 12.5 g, .917 fine silver, .368 troy oz ASW, 30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 494, Gomes-07.01.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 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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