Portugal 1838 5000 reis

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 5201
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This specimen was lot 5201 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $661.25. The catalog description[2] noted, "Portugal. 5000 Reis, 1838. Maria II, 1834-1853. Diademed head left. Reverse: Arms. Noticeable scratches. Rare. NGC graded About Uncirculated, Details (Scratches)." This scarce type was struck 1838 and 1845 only. In 1851, the weight was reduced to 8.96 g (KM 476.2). For 1838, there is also a 2500 réis (KM 475), also rare.

Recorded mintage: 2,410.

Specification: 9.56 g, .917 fine gold, .281 troy oz AGW, 23.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-142; KM-476.1, Gomes-45.01.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Sáez Salgado, Javier, Moedas de Ouro de Portugal, 1185-1889, Lisbon, Numisma Leiloes, 2001.
  • 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.
  • [2]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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