Brazil 1778 10 reis

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The minting of copper ten réis began with in 1693 and continued steadily thru the eighteenth century. This specimen was struck at the Lisbon mint for Brazil in 1778-85. Many, including this one, were countermarked in 1809 to raise their value to twenty réis. Counterfeits are numerous but are collected alongside the genuine issues.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper; this specimen 6.8 g, 30.7 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 272, Russo 271 (with counterstamp).


  • 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.

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