Brazil 1813-B 960 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20471
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Ponterio sale 182, lot 306
image courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

This silver 960 réis was minted at the Bahia mint 1810-17. These coins were usually struck over Spanish-American dollars but many other undertypes are known. Large quantities were produced, making this and the similar Rio issue the commonest Brazilian silver coin of the colonial period. The specimen was lot 20471 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010). The catalog description[1] noted, "João Prince Regent 960 Reis 1813B, variety with REGENES, toned XF, bold details including the B mintmark." This specimen was lot 306 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted, "BRAZIL. 960 Reis, 1813-B. NGC MS-62. 'REGENES' in legend. Overstruck on Ferdinand VII 8 Reales of Mexico." The SCWC lists the "P. REGENS." variety as common and the "P. REGENES" variety as scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.89 g, .896 fine silver, .775 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 307.1, Russo 398A.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3009: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.

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