Brazil 1787 640 reis

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was one of a series struck 1787-1802 for Brazil during the reign of Maria I, sole queen of Portugal 1786-1816. It would have traded for two-thirds of a Spanish dollar.

Recorded mintage: 62,000.

Specification: 17.76 g, .917 fine silver, .5233 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 222.1 (low crown).

Source:

  • 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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