60r Bull's Eye single
The 60-reis Bull's Eye was issued August 1, 1843, to satisfy the base domestic letter rate established by the postal reform legislation of 1842. The rate carried a letter of up to four octaves, slightly more than a half-ounce, between any two points in Brazil. Considering the size of the country and the generally poor road conditions, the rate, which was roughly equivalent to 2-2/3 British pence, was quite reasonable.
The number printed was 1,502,142. Of these, 166,277 were destroyed as remainders, so the quantity sold totaled 1,335,865.