Brazil 1808-B 640 reis

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Brazil 1808B 640 reis rev DSLR.jpg
close up of the overdate
Heritage sale 3020, lot 23308
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

The second specimen was part of lot 23308 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "Collection of Silver 640 Reis, a great date run of this larger denomination with many scarce dates and varieties included. Grades are surprisingly nice with most coins in the Fine to VF category." This type was struck 1806-08 only at Bahia. This date is common but the overdate shown obtains a slight premium.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 17.92 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 237.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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