Brazil 1799 40 reis
This specimen was struck at the Lisbon mint for Brazil in 1799. The minting of copper forty réis began in 1693 and continued steadily thru the eighteenth century. This makrs the first year of the reduced size; this coin is the size and weight of the old twenty réis. All the copper denominations were affected; the five réis was dropped entirely. In 1809, old issues were recalled and countermarked with a shield to double their value.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 230.
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