Lot 23412971: Portugal - República - A Degolada de D. Maria II - 5 Euros2013 - Tesouros Numismáticos - Proof - Gold
28th January 2019
The Degolada is the last in the series of numismatic treasures the name by witch the coin come to be Known (the "beheaded") is good way of describingits peculiar feature : contrary to the norm, only the head of the Queen is shown , not the entire bust. The Queen did not appreciate this daring and she ordered the suspension of the minting; this made a big contribibution to the rrarity of the degolada.The monetary system entered regime under Maria II of Portugal. A reforming monarch, it was during her reign that the Banco de Portugal was founded by merger of The Banco de Lisboa and the companhia confiança nacional. Free education was also introduced under Maria II. along whit the first schools, the schools of medicine and surgery in Lisbon and Porto.The emission limit for this coin is of 2500 copies presented in a case with guarantee certificate.Face value -5 eurosmetal gold-99.9%diameter 30mmweight- 15.55 gpetals shaped edge
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