• A gold coin (called in Portuguese <em>joão</em>) formerly current in Portugal, worth about $9: probably so called from having been first issued by one of the Portuguese kings named John.
  • A Portuguese gold coin of the value of eight dollars, named from the figure of King John which it bears; -- often contracted into <ex>joe</ex>.
  • An old <xref>Portuguese</xref> <xref>gold</xref> <xref>coin</xref> bearing a figure of John V of Portugal.
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