Brazil 1847 400 reis
This specimen was lot 6110 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description noted, "BRAZIL. 400 Reis, 1847/0. NGC EF Details--Excessive Surface Hairlines. RARE being from a mintage of only 878 pieces. Mild slate toning over surfaces with some hairlines present." This silver 400 réis was minted 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 1200 réis in silver. The 400 réis had the same specification as the old 320 réis last minted in 1833.
Recorded mintage: 878.
Specification: 8.96 g, .917 fine silver, .264 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-453; LDMB-P544.
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- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.