Portugal 5 and 10 Reis  1791 to 1813
Portugal 5 and 10 Reis 1791 to 1813

Portugal minted these large copper coins in 5 and 10 reis denominations around the turn of the 18th century (1791 to 1813). Also at that time the rulership of Portugal changed from Queen Maria (Mary) to Prince Joao (Joannes, John). Joao later became King, in 1816.

Dei Gratia means By the grace of God, refering to the monarchy of the Queen and King, and Algarbiorum means Algarve, which is a region in southern Portugal.

Here are some catalog values of these 5 and 10 reis coins. Don't forget that you must use our Terminology page to convert from catalog value to actual value. These values apply to all dates in the series, from 1791 to 1813, although coins dated 1791 and 1792 are a little more valuable than the others.

V (5) REIS (31 mm diameter)
worn: $2 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved (like our picture): $25

X (1) REIS (37 mm diameter)
worn: $2 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved (like our picture): $30

Coin: 4877 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: cari., Thu, 15-Jul-2010 00:21:10 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-Aug-2013 17:49:09 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 30-Aug-2015 01:20:27 GMT
Requester description: 1813 One side has the words 'Joannes Dei Gratia' encircling a crown over a shield that is surrounded by what looks like vines on flowers. The other side has the date 1813 with a large X in between the 18 and 13. The date and the X are encircled by vines, and all of this is encircled by the words portugali(a latin letter that looks like an a and then an e or an m..) e algarbiorump regens I'm not sure if i divided it evenly, but that's about as much as I can provide, as that's all that is on the coin. The edges are rounded pretty well, but there are quite a few bumps.
Tags: portugal 5 10 reis one joannes john dei god gratia encircling circle crown shield vines vine flowers flower x 18 13 encircled portugali latin letter monogram regens regent well few bumps bump ones jean iohann juan joanes iov juana iohn johan ioha ioh joan iohannes ion johann ioannes joao iohan ioan ionan johannes gods goddess deus deum diety deity godess devm deo dom divine dios grattia circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles rings circling loop circular circumscribed crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon vined florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flour orcid bud lilly fleur lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals portvcvesa portvgvesa portugaliae portugese portugalia portuguesa portugel portvg portoguesa portugueza portugalie portug portuguese portugesa script inscription monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials regente algarbiorum algarve regina kingdom reginam regal regini reginaf kingdoms wreath wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths


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