Brazil 1756 160 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20386
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This silver 160 réis was minted at the Lisbon mint for Brazil in 1752 and 1756. This coin would have traded in the 18th century as one-sixth of a Spanish dollar. The specimen was lot 20386 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted, "Jose I 160 Reis 1756P, struck at Lisbon, Fine, evenly worn with a minor edge flaw at 11 o'clock on the reverse. The very rare year of a two-year type."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 168.2, Russo 164,


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3009: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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