Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Portuguese Colony Counterstamped 1200 Reis ND (1887) MS63 NGC, KM-Unl. An unlisted type--quite possibly unique--featuring the crowned "GP" counterstamp on a Congo Free State 5 Francs. Per the March 31, 1887 decree regarding countermark coinage circulating throughout the Azores, all foreign coins were to be stamped with the crowned "GP" (Governo Protugues) countermark within a circle. Typically these stamps are found on host coins from Portugal or Brazil, and while there are a few other noted examples from additional host countries, it appears that this may be the first available issue struck upon a Congo Free State coin. The host itself (KM8.1) is a somewhat desirable issue on its own, featuring the bust of Leopold II with crowned arms supported by lions and surfaces that are for the most part pristine with champagne luster residing in the fields. The Azores stamp was struck directly over the King's cheek, with the crown fully bold and the "GP" monogram only partially visible. An exciting example in all regards.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    8th-9th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 328

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 10 days left to consign to the 2020 August 5 - 7 ANA Worlds' Fair of Money World Coins Signature Auction - Pittsburgh!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You will never be ripped off, scammed, or knowingly sold fakes on Heritage's ongoing online coin auctions, and sometimes the deals are amazing! You can do price research, grade comparisons, you name it (heck, I could almost write a whole article about the ways to use Heritage's Web site!).
    Susan Headley
    Coin Host/Journalist,,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search