Brazil 1795-R 640 reis

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23226
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23226 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Maria I 640 Reis 1795R, XF40 NGC, attractive gray patina, fully original. Very scarce date and grade. From The Santana Collection of 640 Reis." The type was struck in Lisbon 1787-95 and Rio 1791-1800. The year 1795 is a rare date for both mints.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Russo-382, KM 222.2.

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.
  • 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 Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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