Brazil 1751 20 reis

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 473
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The minting of copper twenty réis or vintém began with in 1693 and continued steadily thru the eighteenth century. This specimen was lot 473 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $3,818.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRAZIL. 20 Reis, 1751. Rio de Janeiro Mint. Jose I (1750-77). Partial weak strike due to die deterioration. Scarce date. Attractive. BOLD VERY FINE." This specimen was struck at the Rio mint for Brazil in 1751-52. Many were countermarked in 1809 to raise their value to forty réis. Counterfeits are numerous but are collected alongside the genuine issues.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM-166.1; LDMB-C202; Gomes-Jo-18.01.

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]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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