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Portugal Azores 5, 10, 20 Reis  1843 to 1901
Portugal Azores 5, 10, 20 Reis 1843 to 1901

The Azores are small islands 740 miles off the western shore of Portugal. They were under Portuguese administration until 1976. The 5, 10, and 20 reis copper coins all look alike, but the rules are different:

Maria II: 1834 to 1853
Pedro V: 1853 to 1861
Luis (Ludovicus) I: 1861 to 1889
Carlos I: 1889 to 1908

Here are the approximate catalog values.

5 REIS MARIA (1843)
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $130

5 REIS LUIZ (1865 - 1880)
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $130
5 reis dated 1866 are more valuable; double these figures
5 reis dated 1880 are less valuable; divide these figures by two

5 REIS CARLOS (1901)
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $25

10 REIS MARIA (1843)
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $130
fully uncirculated: $200

10 REIS LUIZ (1865 - 1866)
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $85
10 reis dated 1866 are a lot more valuable; multiply these figures by 12

10 REIS CARLOS (1901)
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $30

20 REIS MARIA (1843)
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $75
fully uncirculated: $140

20 REIS LUIZ (1865-1866)
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $70

Remember to read the Important Terminology page to properly interpret the catalog values shown on this page.

Coin: 19474 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Gale, Sat, 27-Jun-2015 15:14:52 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 27-Jun-2015 20:52:27 GMT
Requester description: 1843 An elaborate shield with a crown on top

A delicate leafy wreath surrounding a 5 with 2 small shields on either side and 1843 under the 5 5 DEI GRATIA MARIA II
REGINA PORTUGALI E ET ALGARBIORUM
5
1843
Tags: portugal azores 5 10 20 reis dei gratia maria ii regina portugali et algarbiorum grattia reginaf portvcvesa portvgvesa portugaliae potugal portugese portugalia portuguesa portugel portuguse portvg portoguesa potuguesa portugueza portugalie portug portuguese portugesa an elaborate shield crown leafy leaf wreath 2 shields sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera leafs leaves leave leaved leafed leavs greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths coat arms coats crests insignia crested crest creast

  

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