Mozambique (1760) 600 reis

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the Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 21060
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This specimen was lot 21060 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,140. The catalog description[1] noted, "MOZAMBIQUE. Mozambique - Brazil. 600 Reis, ND (1760). Governor Pedro de Saldanha de Albuquerque. PCGS EF-45 Gold Shield; Countermark: EF Details. Issued by decree of 1760. Incuse "M" countermark applied to he obverse of a 1755-R Brazil 600 Reis J Series of Jose. VERY RARE host coin and denomination, one of only five confirmed survivors for this host type. Countermark deeply applied centered at the base of the "J" just about the date. Rich attractive slate patina with a lovely iridescent sheen that pops out when tilted in the light. From the Kyle Ponterio Collection." The SCWC lists this countermark only on various eight reales. The host coin is a rare date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-host not listed; Gomes-Jo.10.01; Vaz-not listed; Azevedo-pg. 28, not listed.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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