Brazil 1826-B 960 reis
This specimen was lot 20176 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description noted, "Pedro I 960 Reis 1826-B, nice AU with attractive patina and underlying luster, very bold details including a full date and mint. Slightly double-struck and minted over a colonial 8 Reales." This type was struck 1823-27 in large quantities at Rio and Bahia tho the 1826-B is rare. 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 but rare.
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.