Portugal: silver 50-reis of Luis I, 1886

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Mar 8, 2021.

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How interesting/appealing do you find this coin, whether or not you're an expert? (1=worst, 10=best)

  1. 10

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. 9

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. 8

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  4. 7

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  5. 6

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  6. 5

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  7. 4

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  8. 3

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Portugal: silver 50-reis of Luis I, 1886
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    A small coin, with a somewhat plain design, and not quite Mint State. That being said, it has attractive toning and was already slabbed with TrueView images, and this date had a relatively low mintage of 60,000 pieces.

    And it was fairly cheap. I bought it for less than what the slab alone would have cost me, had I been the one who submitted it. For the money, I thought it was cute, and I didn't have any Portuguese pieces in my collection at the time, so why not?

    https://www.pcgs.com/cert/80656350

    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces25426.html

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  3. COOPER12

    COOPER12 Well-Known Member

    I like them , but no expert.
     
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  4. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    That's my favorite that you have posted this morning. Very nice.
     
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  5. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Mainly because I'm not a foreign coin guy, although have collected some, as interests are mostly U.S. I do have a 1901 Portugese-Azores 5 Reis in AU. Lastly, and I'll let you off the hook this time :) as the photo of both slab sides isn't a close-up or otherwise, but remember to hone the habit of shooting the slabbed coin's reverse straight-up, not upside-down...a straight-up label isn't the focus.
     
  6. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    A 7 vote from me...nice color and a relatively simple yet elegant design
     
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  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I gave it an 8 & that's only because the design as a whole is boring but it has attractive toning.
     
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I disagree. The slab stays upright both sides... in the slab shot alone. This is useful as a frame of reference when you have coins with rotated dies. If this coin had 45-degree die rotation, would I turn the slab sideways? Nope.

    Also, bear in mind that mine is primarily a collection of World coins, and most World coins have "medal" alignment. Only US coins tend to have that topsy-turvy "coin" alignment.

    For the slab shots, and the slab shots alone, an upright label on both sides actually IS my intention.
     
  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Exactly how I voted myself, with a similar rationale.
     
  10. Mr. Flute

    Mr. Flute Well-Known Member

    Dittos. Though on a crown/half crown sized coin the design would 'work' better in my opinion.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2021
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  11. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    I like it its a nice little coin.
     
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