Brazil 1760-R 75 reis

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Heritage sale 3012, lot 23181
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23181 in Heritage sale 3012 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "Jose I 75 Reis 1760R, VF30 NGC, very attractive deep gray toning, choice grade for this highly elusive date. From The Guariba Collection of Brazilian Coins." The type was struck at Bahia 1752-54 and Rio 1754-55 and 1760. None are common but this date is the rarest. Many of this type are known with the counterstamp of 1809 raising them to eighty réis, a denomination later taken over by a copper coin.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.26 g, .917 fine silver, .066 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 176.2.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Sale 3012: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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