Brazil 1748-R 160 reis

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This silver 160 réis was minted at Rio for Brazil in 1748-50. This coin would have traded in the 18th century as one-sixth of a Spanish dollar. The catalog lists it rather cheaply but it is a seldom seen type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.83 g, .917 fine silver, .142 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 156.1 or 156.2.

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.

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