Brazil 1788 320 reis

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Sedwick internet sale 2, lot 236

This specimen was lot 236 in Sedwick internet sale 2 (Winter Park, FL, June 2012). The catalog description noted, "Brazil (Bahia mint), 320 reis, 1788. Nice VF with attractive old toning around details (great contrast), edge slightly smoothed at top and bottom." This type is listed for 1787-97 as made in Lisbon with "high crown" (shown here) and "low crown" varieties.

Recorded mintage: 19,000.

Specification: 8.90 g, .917 fine silver, this specimen 8.8 g.

Catalog reference: KM 221.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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