Brazil 1702-P 320 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20383
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Heritage sale 3012, lot 23153
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This silver 320 réis was minted at the Pernambuco mint during 1700-02, among its first issues. This coin would have traded in the 18th century as one-third of a Spanish dollar. The first specimen was lot 20383 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $172.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro II 320 Reis 1702P, VG, rare date." The second specimen was lot 23153 in Heritage sale 3012 (New York, January 2011), where it sold for $3,220. The catalog description[2] noted, "Pedro II of Portugal 320 Reis 1702-P, nice AVF with uniformly gray surfaces, bold date and mintmark, a choice example for this type and date."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.96 g, .917 fine silver, .264 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 89.2, Russo 146.

Source:

  • 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 3009: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
  • [2]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3012: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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