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A Collection Of Coins From Portugal

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 Posted 09/09/2022  9:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting stories and coins, continue.
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 Posted 09/13/2022  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@hfjacinto.
If this were an opera, a standing ovation would be in order. Thank you so much. A fascinating journey taken and a great story told.
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 Posted 09/13/2022  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting 20 reis and additional history on the coinage of Portugal. Thanks, hfjacinto!
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 Posted 09/13/2022  9:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@hfjacinto, do you have the 2½ Euro Marcos Portugal Silver Coin? https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces58886.html
Seems to be a Portuguese composer, although I never had heard of him.
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 Posted 09/13/2022  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Hokie fan, Slerk and ttkoo

@numis,

I only have the euro cents that I posted. So I don't have the coin you ask about. Although it's pretty nice.

I don't know who Marco Portugal was either until I Wikipedia him. Nice coin and it's pretty. I may add it to the list.
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 Posted 09/21/2022  09:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I picked up 2 more coins and have another on hold. I'll post pictures soon.
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 Posted 09/21/2022  10:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 09/22/2022  01:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I picked up 2 more coins and have another on hold. I'll post pictures soon.


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 Posted 09/22/2022  11:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the first.

My local coin shop is on the look out for coins/currency from Portugal, so he calls me when some come in. A recent purchase had coins from all over the world with a few coins from Portugal. I picked up 2 as I didn't bring much cash and made a deposit on a slabbed one.

The coins I purchased were in a 2 by 2 for decades. The clear window on a few were cloudy which limited what you could see, but for $3, I took a chance.

The coin had a little verdis which with the help of Verdi Care 99% was removed with no issue.

The coin has King Carlos the 1st of Portugal. Born September 8 1863, died February 1, 1908. Due to the ending of the monarchies in Europe, Carlos 1 had an intense education and was prepared to rule as a constitutional monarch. In 1883, he traveled to Italy, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, where he increased his knowledge of the modern civilization of his time.

On 1 February 1908, the royal family was returning to Lisbon from the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa in Alentejo. On their way to the royal palace, the open carriage with Carlos I and his family passed through the Terreiro do Paço fronting on the river. In spite of recent political unrest there was no military escort. While they were crossing the square at dusk, shots were fired from amongst the sparse crowd by two republican activists: Alfredo Luís da Costa and Manuel Buíça.

Buíça, a former army sergeant and sharpshooter, fired five shots from a rifle hidden under his long overcoat. The king died immediately, his heir Luís Filipe was mortally wounded, and Prince Manuel was hit in the arm. The queen alone escaped injury. The two assassins were killed on the spot by police; an innocent bystander, João da Costa, was also shot dead in the confusion. The royal carriage turned into the nearby Navy Arsenal, where, about twenty minutes later, Prince Luís Filipe died. Several days later, the younger son, Prince Manuel, was proclaimed king of Portugal. Who 2 years later would be forced to abdicate.

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Issuer: Portugal
King Carlos I (1889-1908)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1891-1892
Value: 20 Réis
Currency: Real (decimalized, 1835-1910)
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 12 g
Diameter: 30 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment
References: KM533
Mintage: 15,411,000

While these are common in low grade, UNC and BU really shoot up in Price.
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 Posted 09/22/2022  11:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just so you know I'm running out of space, may need a new coin case.


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 Posted 09/22/2022  8:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just so you know I'm running out of space, may need a new coin case.

Just send them to me, I'll look after them for you.

I have that 20 reis in my collection too, but it's great to get the history behind the coins. Thanks Hfjacinto.

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 Posted 09/22/2022  9:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin, and very interesting history lesson to go with it! Thanks for sharing, hfjacinto!

I consider it a bit of a milestone when I need to buy a new coin box or currency album. So, congrats!
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 Posted 09/23/2022  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just send them to me, I'll look after them for you.


Thank you Steve, but it might be to costly to ship to AU. Sadly I'll have to keep them in the US. Thanks for the offer.


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I consider it a bit of a milestone when I need to buy a new coin box or currency album. So, congrats!


I'll let Elizabeth know that I'm buying a new box due to your advice she doesn't like I have friends on the forum, she might ban me from posting. And then Hokie who will give you grief for your beautiful coins and currency? How many "WOW", "Most beautiful coin ever" do you want to hear? You need a "Go collect gold coin bank notes from CA and stop buying fractionals" every once in a while

Now that I beat up my friends a little time for the next coin.

Today's coin is a beautiful RB uncirculated V reis. To show how low value this coin is, you would need 400 of these to make it equal 1 US cent.

But I digress. The coin features Dom Luís I (born on October 31 1838, in Lisbon - died October 19, 1889, in Cascais), known as The Popular and King of Portugal from 1861 to 1889. The second son of Queen Maria II and her consort, King Ferdinand, he acceded to the throne upon the death of his elder brother King Pedro V.

I believe he was known as the popular due to the many mistresses and illegitimate children he fathered. Because otherwise Luís's reign was one of domestic stagnation as Portugal fell ever further behind the nations of western Europe in terms of public education, political stability, technological progress and economic prosperity.

He did have a killer moustache though.



The coin.





Issuer: Portugal
King Luís I (1861-1889)
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1882-1886
Value: 5 Reis
Currency: Real (decimalized, 1835-1910)
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 20.5 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Coin alignment #8593;#8595;
Demonetized: Yes
References: KM525
Mintage: 5,200,000
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