20 Reis Kingdom of Portugal (1139-1910) Bronze Luís I of Portugal ...

Your help is needed! Improve description
Denomination:
20 Reis    (aboutReis)
Metal:
Issue year(s):
1882-1886

Catalog reference:

1884, Portugal, Louis I. Beautiful Bronze 20 Reis Coin

Mint Year: 1884
Reference: KM-527.

Denomination: 20 Reis (XX REIS)
Material: Bronze
Weight: 11.57gm
Diameter: 30mm

Obverse: Head of Luís I of Portugal left.
Legend: D . LUZZ . I . REI . DE . PORTUGAL

Reverse:
Value (XX) above denomination (REIS) and date (1884). All within wreath.

Luís I ( English: Louis), whose full name was Luís Filipe Maria Fernando Pedro de Alcântara António Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga Xavier Francisco de Assis João Augusto Júlio Valfando de Saxe-Coburgo-Gotha e Bragança), the Popular (Port. o Popular) (Lisbon, October 31, 1838 – October 19, 1889 in Cascais) was the 32nd (or 33rd according to some historians) King of Portugal and the Algarves between 1861 and 1889. He was the second son of Maria II and Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and was created Duke of Porto and Viseu.

Luís was a cultured man who wrote vernacular poetry, but otherwise had no distinguishing gifts in the political field into which he was thrust by the deaths of his brothers Pedro V and Fernando in 1861. Luís' domestic reign was a tedious and ineffective series of transitional governments called Rotativism formed at various times by the Progressistas (Liberals) and the Regeneradores (Conservatives – the party generally favoured by King Luís, who secured their long term in office after 1881). Despite a flirtation with the Spanish succession prior to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71, Luís’s reign was otherwise one of domestic stagnation as Portugal fell ever further behind the nations of western Europe in terms of public education, political stability, technological progress and economic prosperity. In colonial affairs, Delagoa Bay was confirmed as a Portuguese possession in 1875, whilst Belgian activities in the Congo (1880s) and a British ultimatum denied Portugal a land link between Angola and Mozambique at the peak of the Scramble for Africa.

Luís was mostly a man of the sciences, with a passion for oceanography. He invested great amounts of his fortune in funding research boats to collect specimens in the oceans of the world. He was responsible for the establishment of one of the World’s first Aquariums, Aquário Vasco da Gama in Lisbon, which is still open to the public with its vast collection of maritime life forms, including a 10 meter long squid. His love for sciences and things new was passed to his two sons.

type to read more
Some description in:       Русский

 

2 coins in the group

Collections: Add to Quick List (1005 X 487pixels, file size: ~119K)
Posted by: anonymous  2014-05-22
Urcaquary 1884, Portugal, Louis I. Beautiful Bronze 20 Reis Coin XF- Mint Year: 1884 Reference: KM-527. Condition: Cleaned, otherwise XF! Denomination: 20 Reis (XX REIS) Material: Bronze Weight: 11.57gm Diameter: 30mm Obverse: Head of Luís I of Portugal left. Legend: D . ...

Collections: Add to Quick List (770 X 393pixels, file size: ~41K)
Posted by: neman  2010-10-15
km#527

Collections: Add to Quick List Sold for: $380.0
Info: http://www.noble.com.au/auctions/lot/?id=246002 Estimate $120 S ...
PORTUGAL, Alfonso VI (1656-1683), two hundred reis or half cruzado, 1666 (KM.82, F.V.22). Weak in places, otherwise very fine.

Collections: Add to Quick List Sold for: $998.0
Info: http://www.stacksbowers.com/archivedetail.aspx?productid=2990432 ...
1557,PORTUGAL. 500 Reis (Cruzado), ND. Sebastian I (1557-78). NGC AU-53.Fr-41; Gomes-57.05. Nice strike. Lustrous and attractive.PCGS#: 661000

Collections: Add to Quick List Sold for: $164.0
Info: http://www.stacksbowers.com/archivedetail.aspx?productid=1860308 ...
1734,PORTUGAL. 400 Reis (Cruzado), 1734. Joao V (1706-50). NGC EF-45.Fr-100; KM-201; Gomes-84.14. Nice toning, very appealing.Pedigree: From the David Gray Collection. Ex: Daniel Frank Sedwick Tr ...
You may be interested in following coins
1000 Reis Kingdom of Portugal (1139-1910) Silver Carlos I of Portugal (1863-1908)
1000 Reis Kingdom of Portugal (1139-1910 ...
group has   11 coins / 9 prices
5000 Reis Kingdom of Portugal (1139-1910) Gold Luís I of Portugal (1838 - 1889)
5000 Reis Kingdom of Portugal (1139-1910 ...
group has   27 coins / 24 prices
2016-11-18 - Historical Coin Prices
1/2 Peso Dominican Republic Silver
Coin prices from public sources
Details
2016-11-03 - Historical Coin Prices
1 Thaler Kingdom of Hungary (1000-1918) Silver Jos ...
Coin prices from public sources
Details
You may be interested in ...
Market
Dynasty tree and coins
Check yourself!

Coin Puzzle
Coins Prices