Brazil 1846 1200 reis

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Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 30168
image courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 30168 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRAZIL. 1,200 Reis, 1846. NGC EF-45. RARE date. From a mintage of only 1,898. The only example certified by either NGC or PCGS. Even antique toning with the look of a fully original coin adding to its desirability." This type was struck in small numbers 1834-48 in Rio de Janeiro, with 1834, 1835 and 1837 being the reasonably available dates. The series came accompanied by 100 réis, 200 réis, 800 réis and 400 réis in silver.

Recorded mintage: 1,898.

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

Catalog reference: KM-454; LDMB-P559; Mal-578.10.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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