Brazil 1852 2000 reis
This silver 2000 réis was minted 1851-52 in Rio de Janeiro. The series came accompanied by 200, 500 and 1000 réis in silver. The 2000 réis was roughly the same weight as the preceding 960 réis of 1810-33 and 1200 réis of 1834-47. Despite the two year mintage, it is more common than the succeeding type of 1853-67, which had a slightly modified reverse.
Recorded mintage: 277,000.
Specification: 25.5 g, .917 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 462.
- 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.