Brazil 1752-B 150 reis

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photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 2056 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $891.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRAZIL. 150 Reis, 1752-B. Jose I (1750-1777). RARE. A few light scratches, toned. VERY FINE." This silver 150 réis was minted at the Bahia mint for Brazil in 1752-56 and 1768. This coin would have traded in the 18th century at about one-sixth of a Spanish dollar.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a key date.

Specification: 4.52 g, .917 fine silver, .133 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-177; LDMB-201.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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