Brazil 1700 160 reis

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Heritage sale 3012, lot 23152
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This silver 160 réis was issued in Brazil at the Rio mint 1699-1700. The specimen was lot 23152 in Heritage sale 3012 (New York, January 2011), where it sold for $4,025. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro II of Portugal 160 Reis 1700, struck at Rio de Janeiro without mintmark, toned VF-XF, the obverse surfaces are somewhat rough, probably due to die deterioration. Rare issue." This date is rare; the 1699 is listed as quite a bit more available.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.48 g, .917 fine silver, .132 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 88.1, Russo-142.


  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
  • Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 2013.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3012: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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