12 Vinténs - Miguel I

Coin 12 Vinténs - Miguel I Portugal obverse
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Coin 12 Vinténs - Miguel I Portugal reverse
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General information

Name 12 Vinténs - Miguel I
Country Portugal
Issuer Portugal
Currency Real (mechanical coinage, 1678-1835)
Face value 240 Réis = 12 Vinténs
Period -
Issue period 1829 - 1830
Commemorative reason -
Out of circulation? Yes
Thematic
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Technical information

Item type coin
Subtype common coin
Material plain: Silver main (.916.66)
Weight 7.34 g
Diameter 29.5 mm
Thickness -
Format round
Alignment Unknown

Comments

In 1688 the price of the gold ant the silver rise 20%. There was no time to collect and cast the circulating coin. Therefore, by the Law 04AUG1688, the value of the silver and gold coins was also increased 20%. However, during ~150 years the coinage remains unchanged with the circulating coins having a value ~20% above the marked.
Faces
Coin 12 Vinténs - Miguel I Portugal obverse

Obverse

Legends MICHAEL.I.D.G.PORTUG.ET.ALGARB.REX
*200* - *1829*
English translation
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Coin 12 Vinténs - Miguel I Portugal reverse

Reverse

Legends *IN*HOC*SIGNO*VINCES
English translation
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Edge

Emissions

1829

Calendar Gregorian
Emissions 3.584

1830

Calendar Gregorian
Emissions 6.594

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