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Offline CameronK

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Assist - Portugal/Azores Reis Coin 1795 - Countermarked?
« on: June 18, 2019, 05:55:34 AM »
Hello! I found this in a batch I purchased recently, and would like some help with identifying it.

I found a match as an Azores 10 Reis coin, KM#30 with countermark in Krause's Catalog of World Coins. it shows as no date, from 1841 but there's clearly a 1795 date on the coin, and it looks like some kind of countermark stamped above the date.

The coin is copper, 25 mm and weighs 3.4 grams. I appreciate any help confirming ID.

Thanks!
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Re: Assist - Portugal/Azores Reis Coin 1795 - Countermarked?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 10:12:40 AM »
Agreed on the date, but at 25 mm, that is a 5 reis. That type was not officially counter-stamped. The mainland III reis of similar size was counter-stamped (RRRR), but the legend fits the A├žores coin.

Actually, I think that if this coin had been counter-stamped, the arms on the other side would have suffered damage, while in fact, it is the clearest part of the coin.

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Re: Assist - Portugal/Azores Reis Coin 1795 - Countermarked?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 12:35:25 AM »
Thank you for the opinion and direction on the ID!!
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