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

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

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Features

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

Obverse

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

Reverse

Lettering:
·AFRICA·PORTUGUEZA·1763·
MACUTA
1/2

Comments

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
ND (1837-1840)  M2.04.01 - host date 1762
ND (1837-1840)  M2.04.02 - host date 1763
ND (1837-1840)  M2.04.03 - host date 1770

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