Portugal 1851 5000 reis

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Sincona sale 11. lot 2302
This specimen was lot 2302 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$619 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PORTUGAL Maria II. 1834-1853. 5000 Reis 1851, Lissabon. Sehr schön. (kingdom of Portugal, Maria II, 1834-53, 5000 réis of 1851, Lisbon mint. Very fine.)"
This type, sturck 1851 only, is a reduced weight version of the rare issue of 1838 and 1845 (KM 476.1).

Recorded mintage: 57,319.

Specification: 8.96 g, .917 fine gold, 23.5 mm diameter; this specimen 8.93 g.

Catalog reference: Gomes-45.03, Fr-142, KM 476.2.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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