Brazil 960 Reis 1820 B

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Old Texas Reb, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Old Texas Reb

    Old Texas Reb Member

    A nice "as struck" AU/Unc. piece with original toning. All of these types were struck over other crown-sized silver coins. This one was probably struck over a Spanish colonial 8 Reales. Nice buy for $35.
     

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  3. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 Senior Member

    Are these usually weakly struck? The strike on this seems quite uneven.

    Not being terribly familiar with these, there seems to be some wear on the reverse. I'd call it AU at best.
     
  4. Old Texas Reb

    Old Texas Reb Member

    "B" or Bahia Mint coins of this type seem to be a bit more weakly struck than the "R" or Rio de Janiero ones. If you look at the bottom bar of the cross you will see the letters "PAN" with traces of the same letters below the bar. That's how I attributed the undercoin as a colonial 8 Reales.

    Here's a photo of an 1817 R 960 Reis so you can see the striking difference.
     

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