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1 Macuta - Maria II countermarked over ½ Macuta/JoséI)

1 Macuta - Maria II (countermarked over ½ Macuta/JoséI)) -  obverse1 Macuta - Maria II (countermarked over ½ Macuta/JoséI)) -  reverse

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Country Angola
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1837-1840
Value 1 Macuta (50)
Currency Real (18th century-1914)
Composition Copper
Weight 19 g
Diameter 36 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 50.1,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gomes# M2.04.0x
Moedas Portuguesas
by Alberto Gomes
(Associação Numismatica de Portugal)






Countermarked ½ Macuta KM#11.
The Edict of March 21, 1837 initiated the used of crowned arms countermarks on various circulating coinage. The mark doubled the host coin´s face value. A second edict was issued March 1, 1853 extending the use of these marks for the same purpose of doubling face value.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1837-1840)  33% M2.04.01 - host date 1762
ND (1837-1840)  67% M2.04.02 - host date 1763
ND (1837-1840)  67% M2.04.03 - host date 1770

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Catalog Angola 1 Macuta - Maria II (countermarked over ½ Macuta/JoséI))