Brazil 1756-R 600 reis

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34442
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 34442 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRAZIL. 600 Reis, 1756/5-R. NGC EF-40. Jose I (1752-60). Toned." This silver 600 réis was minted at the Rio mint for Brazil in 1752-60. This coin would have traded in the 18th century at about two-thirds of a Spanish dollar. Many were counterstamped in 1809 to raise them to 640 réis.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 18.11 g, .917 fine silver, .534 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-187; cf.LDMB-275; Gomes-49.06.


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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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