Brazil 1833-R 960 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20548
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This silver 960 réis was minted at the Rio mint 1832-34. These coins were usually struck over Spanish-American dollars but many other undertypes are known. This final type of 960 réis was struck for three years only in very small numbers. The specimen was lot 20548 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $18,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro II 960 1833R, AU, lightly cleaned long ago and starting to retone. A very rare issue missing from most collections."

Recorded mintage: unknown (3,039 for 1832-33).

Specification: 26.89 g, .896 fine silver, .775 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 385, Russo 518.


  • 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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