Brazil 1832-R 960 reis
The first specimen was lot 975 in Goldberg sale 46 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it sold for $2,500. The catalog description noted, "Brazil. 960 Reis, 1832-R (Rio). Rio mint. Pedro II. A very nice example that rarely appears in choice quality. Well struck with lovely surfaces and nicely toned. Rare type and very rare in grade. NGC graded MS-63."
The second specimen was lot 1208 in Goldberg sale 55 (Beverly Hills, October 2009), where it sold for $5,290. The catalog description noted, "Brazil. 960 Reis, 1832-R (Rio), (incorrect date on holder). Rio mint. Pedro II. Well struck with lovely surfaces and original mint fresh luster. Rare type and very rare in grade. PCGS graded MS-64."
This type was struck 1832-34 only and is the rarest 960 réis. It was superseded by the 1200 réis of 1834-47.
Recorded mintage: 3,039 (years 1833 and 1834 are even rarer).
Specification: 26.89 g, .896 fine silver, .775 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 385; Eliz-51; Cr-182.
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 46: the Millenia Collection, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2008.
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 55: Ancient & World Coins, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2009.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.