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Friday, December 16, 2011

Portugal-1892-Carlos the 1st-20 Reis Coin-Illustrated

Illustrated below is the obverse and reverse of the 1892 20 Reis coin issued during the reign of Carlos the 1st of Portugal. Carlos became king of Portugal in October of 1889 and reigned for only 19 years. On the 1st of February of 1908 he was assassinated in Lisbon while travelling in an open carriage.
A very collectable coin and a good size at approx 30mm in diameter (about the size of a pre-decimal British Penny)

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