Nyassa 1894-H 20 reis token

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 43753
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This specimen was lot 43753 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MOZAMBIQUE. 20 Reis Token, 1894-H. Heaton Mint. NGC MS-62 BN. Issued by Nyassa Company. VERY SCARCE. Sharply struck, dark toned with traces of mint red. From the Collection of Dr. James Eustace Bizzell, II." We see ten and twenty réis in the SCWC, along with silver 500 and 1000 réis that probably never got past the pattern stage.

Recorded mintage: 423,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM-Tn2.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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