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Obverse of 1994 Macau 250 Patacas
Macau on Obverse of 1994 Macau 250 Patacas
Reverse of 1994 Macau 250 Patacas
Macau on Reverse of 1994 Macau 250 Patacas
Macau Brief History
Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 20 December 1999. China has promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system will not be practiced in Macau, and that Macau will enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years.

Macau Gold Coins
The earliest coin issues of Macau for which we can find any reference were in 1952 under the Portuguese. The unit of currency is the Pataca (MOP), and the first gold coins were issued in 1982. 100 avos = 1 pataca.
Although an administrative district of China since 1999, there has been no change to its coinage.
The 2003 1,000 Patacas shown is one of the first gold coins issued under the Chinese regime, and was produced by the British Royal Mint.

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
1,000 Patacas28.4015.9760.91660.4711
500 Patacas217.9600.91660.2347
250 Patacas 3.9999.91660.1176

Prices & Availability
DateDenominationDescriptionMintageIssue £AvailabilityPrice £Price $
20031,000 PatacasYear of the Goat, Proof4,000£Yes£415$625
1994250 PatacasYear of the Dog, Proof2,500£Yes£105$160

Prices & Availability
Macau Proof Gold Sets
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateDescriptionMintageAGWAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1994Year of the Dog, Proof in Red Leatherette Case, 3 Coins, 1000 Patacas, 500 Patacas, 250 Patacas 2,5000.916Yes£475$969

AGW = Actual gold content weight in troy ounces.

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