Brazil 1818-R 960 reis KM 307

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This silver 960 réis type was minted at the Rio mint 1810-18. These coins were usually struck over Spanish-American dollars but many other undertypes are known. Large quantities were produced, making this and the similar Bahia issue the commonest Brazilian silver coin of the colonial period.

This specimen was poorly overstruck, to the point where the overstriking image is not fully detailed. The undertype is a Mexico City eight reales. This was the last year the Rio mint struck this obverse design, switching mid-year to the United Kingdom type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.89 g, 0.896 fine silver, 0.775 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 307.3, LMDB-P428.


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  • 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.

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