Brazil 1849 500 reis

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1135
This specimen was lot 1135 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"500 Reis 1849. Rio. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Brazil, five hundred réis of 1849, Rio mint. Very fine to good very fine.)"
This is a scarce date of a type of 1848-52.

Recorded mintage: 26,000.

Specification: 6.37 g, .917 fine silver, .187 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6.33 g.

Catalog reference: Russo 644. KM 458.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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