Brazil 1814-R 80 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20473
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This silver eighty réis was minted at the Rio mint 1810-16. This coin would have traded for one twelfth of a peso. The specimen was lot 20473 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $345. The catalog description[1] noted, "João Prince Regent 80 Reis 1814R, Fine details but with pitted surfaces from oxidation, appears to be double-struck on the reverse. Rare date." The SCWC does not list any Bahia mint issues of this denomination until 1818.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.24 g, .917 fine silver, .066 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 305, Russo 403.


  • 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.

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