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Live auction - fwo_477751 - PORTUGAL - MARIA II 500 Réis 1851

PORTUGAL - MARIA II 500 Réis 1851  XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 75 €
Maximum bid : 81 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 18:32:47
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 500 Réis
Date: 1851
Quantity minted : 155431
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 916 ‰
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,88 g.
Edge : cannélée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : MARIA. II. PORTUG: ET. ALGARE: REGINA / .1851..
Obverse description : Buste diademné à gauche de Marie II, les cheveux ramenés derrière la tête en chignon.


Reverse legend : 500 REIS.
Reverse description : Armes couronnés du Portugal dans un manteau.

Historical background



Mary II (1819-1851) is the daughter of Pedro IV of Portugal and I of Brazil (1798-1834). She succeeded his uncle Miguel (1802-1866) who abdicated in his favor in 1834. In fact, his father never actually reigned in Portugal, staying in Brazil. She married twice. Her second marriage, she had Pierre V, who succeeded him in 1853.

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