Portugal 1930 10 centavos

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Heritage sale 3038, part of lot 36140
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This specimen was part of lot 36140 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), which sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "Twenty-three piece lot of Portugal and Colonies, (ca. 1521-1930) as follows, issues from Angola, Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal, Portuguese India, and St. Thomas and Prince. Included are (2) Portugal gold coins, 400 Reis 1736 and 2,000 Reis 1859, as well as several other scarce and rare issues. Grades from VG to AU. A lot that demands close inspection, but promises good benefit from those willing to spend the time to view. A very few pieces with cleaning, or slight problems." This type was struck 1924-26, 1930, 1938 and 1940; it superseded a copper-nickel type (KM 570) and in turn was superseded by a bronze type (KM 583) of 1942-69. No ten centavos were struck after 1979. The escudo was retired in 1999 when Portugal joined the euro. This date is scarce.

Recorded mintage: 1,730,000 (a rare date).

Specification: 4 g, bronze, 22 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 62, Gomes-09.04.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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