Brazil 1855 1000 reis

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This thousand réis is one of a type struck in Brazil 1853-66. Most of the fourteen dates of the type are reasonably available; this one is common. It is part of the second reform of the coinage under the Empire; the first, in 1835, revalued the Spanish American peso from 960 réis to 1200 réis. The second reform of 1848 raised the peso to 2000 réis, where it remained until 1900.

Recorded mintage: 312,000.

Specification: 12.65 g, .917 fine silver, .372 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 465.

Source:

  • 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.

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