Brazil 1825-B 960 reis
This specimen was lot 20175 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $2,232.50. The catalog description noted, "Pedro I 960 Reis 1825-B, AU58 NGC, struck over a Mexico Cap & Ray 8 Reales, exceptionally bold details with full date and mint. Very attractive with silvery-gray toning." This type was struck 1823-27 in large quantities at Rio and Bahia. All known specimens are overstruck, usually on Peruvian or Bolivian portrait dollars but many other undertypes are known. Specimens are even reported struck over counterfeits.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 26.89 g, .896 fine silver, .775 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 368.2.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
- Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
- 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.