20 Réis - João VI Bahia mint

20 Réis - João VI (Bahia mint) -  obverse20 Réis - João VI (Bahia mint) -  reverse

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Issuer São Tomé and Príncipe
King João VI (1816-1826)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1819
Value 20 Réis
Currency Real (1799-1910)
Composition Copper
Weight 4.3 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 70418
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# D1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Gomes# J6.01.xx
Alberto Gomes; 1991. Moedas Portuguesas. Associação Numismatica de Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal.


Crown divide beaded circle, date and value within

Script: Latin


Translation: John VI, King of Portugal, Brazil and Algarve, by Grace of God


Shield within globe

Script: Latin





Bahia, modern-day Salvador de Bahia, Brazil (1694-1698, 1714-1834)


The coin is similar to the one minted at 1825; the coin from Lisbon(1825)has a more delicate engraving.
There is also a coin with date 1820. It was minted at Rio de Janeiro but, supposed by mistake, was sent to Mozambique and put there in circulation.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1819  100% J6.01.01 - Circle with 47 beads
1819  11% J6.01.02 - Circle with 48 beads
1819  22% J6.01.03 - Circle with 48 beads-PEUNIA(Instead of PECUNIA)

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