Brazil 1815-B 960 reis

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50339
photo courtesy Stack's-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. This specimen was lot 50339 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $774. The catalog description[2] noted, "BRAZIL. 960 Reis, 1815-B. NGC MS-64."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-307.1; LMDB-400; Gomes-31.09.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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