Brazil 1824-R 160 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20530
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This silver 160 réis was minted at the Rio mint in 1824 and 1826. This coin would have traded for one-sixth of a Spanish American peso. Earlier types of this denomination are available but this issue of the early Empire is rare. The specimen was lot 20530 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $2,530. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro I 160 Reis 1824R, VF, cleaned with noticeable flan flaws. The first-year of the extremely rare two-year type."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.48 g, .917 fine silver, .132 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 373, Russo 493.


  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3009: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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