Portugal 1894 500 Réis - Charles I * MS



500 Réis. Silver .916,6
D. Carlos I "the Unfortunate".

Alberto Gomes 11.07
Condition: MS


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Year 1894
Face value 500 Réis (5 Tostões)
Metal Silver .9166
Weight 12,6 g
Mintage 254.000

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Dom Carlos I was the King of Portugal and Algarves from 1889 until his assassination. He was the son of King Louis I of Portugal and his wife, Princess Maria Pia of Savoy. He married D. Amelia of Orleans, Princess of France, with whom he had 3 children.

On 1 February 1908, the royal family returned from the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa in Vila Viçosa to Lisbon, where they spent time hunting in Alentejo in the hunting season during the winter. They travelled by train to Barreiro and, from there, they took a steamer to cross the Tagus River and disembarked at Cais do Sodré in central Lisbon. On their way to the royal palace, the open carriage with Carlos I and his family passed through the Terreiro do Paço fronting on the river. While crossing the square, shots were fired from the crowd. The king died immediately, his heir Luís Filipe was mortally wounded and Prince Manuel was hit in the arm.