Brazil 1843 1200 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20575
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This silver 1200 réis was minted 1834-47 in Rio de Janeiro. The series came accompanied by 100 réis, 200 réis, 400 réis and 800 réis in silver. The 1200 réis had the same specification as the old 960 réis last minted in 1833. The specimen was lot 20575 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $546.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro II 1200 Reis 1843, XF, cleaned with light reverse adjustment marks. Scarce."

Recorded mintage: 1,803.

Specification: 26.89 g, .917 fine silver, .792 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 454, Russo 557.


  • 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.
  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3009: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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