Brazil 1824-B 960 reis
This silver 960 réis was minted at the Bahia mint 1824-26. These coins were usually struck over Spanish-American dollars but many other undertypes are known. This specimen was struck over a portrait dollar dated 1821, probably f the Mexico City mint. Large quantities were produced, making this and the similar Rio issue the commonest Brazilian silver coin of the early Empire, tho Bahia issues are much less frequently seen.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 26.89 g, .896 fine silver, .775 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 368.2.
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- Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.