Brazil 1749-R 640 reis
This specimen was part of lot 24063 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), which sold for $705. The catalog description noted, "Brazil Silver Collection, nine 640 Reis dating from 1698-1825 plus a 2000 Reis 1868, grades range from Fine to XF. A nice group which should be carefully viewed." This type was minted at Rio 1748-50, high and low crown varieties exist.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 19.32 g, .917 fine silver, .569 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 158.2.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- 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.