Portugal 50 and 100 Reis  1900
Portugal 50 and 100 Reis 1900

Hi Elizabeth -- these old coins from Portugal are made of copper-nickel, and they can be worth a nice chunk of change when fully uncirculated. Since yours is worn, figure it to be a nice conversation piece, but little else. See if you can find a 50 reis from 1875 or 1887. These catalog at $100 if they are in well preserved condition.

The 1900 coins, however, are of little value when worn. The catalogs report the following values for both the 50 and 100 reis:

worn: less than $1 US dollar
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $25

100 reis that are fully uncirculated: $35

Remember to check out our 'Important Terminology' page on the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 1738 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: elizabeth, Sat, 31-Oct-2009 07:40:20 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 24-May-2013 02:30:34 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 10-May-2015 22:04:18 GMT
Requester description: 1900 front: large circular design with 4 3-leaf devices around edge of center circle, inside circle large 50 with REIS inscription underneath and small raised horizontal lines behind the number and letters. Back of coin is squarish shield design with total 7 outer marks of squarish shape and 5 more inside those.on top of shield is elaborate crown. right and left of shield is a branch with leaves, similar to the american coins olive branch style. outer edge says caplos i rei de potugal and 1900 on bottom edge.
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