Portugal 1910 1000 reis
This type was struck in Lisbon in 1910 to commemorate the centennial of the Peninsula War wherein Portuguese and British troops drove out the French. King Carlos ruled from 1889 until his assassination at the hands of an anarchist in 1908. His son Manuel II, shown here, ruled for only two years before he was deposed and the Republic established. This 1000 réis piece was commonly called a coroa. The last silver coroa was issued in 1916.
Recorded mintage: 200,000.
Specification: 25 g, .835 fine silver, 35 mm diameter, designed by Valancio Alves.
Catalog reference: KM 558, Dav-268, Gomes-07.01.
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- 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.