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A beautiful overstruck coin from Brazil - 1820 960 reis over Lima 1813 8 reales


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Won this recently - a really strong and clear overstruck coin from Brazil with good details of the underhost. Only thing that's detracting is the hole but otherwise coins in conditions like this can be very very pricy.I reckon it's easily in XF condition. I also like the light toning around the legend.




The original host coin is clearly identified as a 1813 8 reales. Only thing I didn't quite get is identifying the origins of the 8 reales. Appearently you can identify them by mintmaster marks but I don't specialize in South American coinage. The seller has already identified it as a Lima coin which i took it for granted.


From what I understand, Brazil has a history of overstriking and counterstamping coins in particular the Spanish / South American 8 reales. I don't quite understand the various denomination that was released in that particular era and would like to know more.






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