Brazil 1792-R 640 reis

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23225
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23225 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,821.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Maria I 640 Reis 1792R, XF45 NGC, nicely toned with a strong R mintmark, very scarce date. From The Santana Collection of 640 Reis." The type was struck in Lisbon 1787-95 and Rio 1791-1800. This is a rare date.

Recorded mintage: 3,484,000 plus 6,250 from Lisbon (no mintmark).

Specification: 17.76 g, .917 fine silver, .523 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 222.2, Russo-379.


  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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