Brazil 1835 400 reis
This type was struck in small numbers 1835-48 in Rio de Janeiro, with 1834, 1835 and 1837 being the reasonably available dates. This specimen was lot 26630 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $235. The catalog description noted, "Pedro II 400 Reis 1835, AU Details - Cleaned. Nearly fully detailed with microgranularity in the surfaces as a result of past cleaning." The series came accompanied by 100 réis, 200 réis, 800 réis and 1200 réis in silver.
Recorded mintage: 6,197 for 1834-35.
Specification: 8.96 g, .917 fine silver, .264 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 453.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.