2 Macutas - Maria II 1837 (1770)
Product Code: AFRIC200
Availability: In Stock
120.00€

Type: 2 Macutas - Maria II 1837 (1770)
Date: 1837(1770)
Origin: Portuguese Angola
Composition:  Copper
Weight: 35 grams 
Diameter: 43 mm 
Shape: Round

Tickness: 2,85 mm

Mint: Casa da Moeda Lisboa
Country: Portuguese Angola

Condition

Obverse: XF-
Reverse:  VF

Description

Obverse: Countermarked crowned arms on 2 Macuta

Lettering: 1770

Reverse: Crowned globe surrounded by legend

Lettering: JOSEPHUS.I.D.G REX.P.ET.D.GUINE

Edge: Plain

Large copper countermarked macuta from Angola 1770. The edict of March 21st, 1837 provided for the countermarking of Portuguese African coins to double their value. Originally a 1 macuta the countermark makes this coin 2 macutas. Fairly nice detail remains on the host coin.

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