Brazil 1855 20000 reis

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1140
This specimen was lot 1140 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"20000 Reis 1855. Rio Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Brazil, 20,000 réis of 1855, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type, struck 1853-67 and 1889, is the most common gold coin of the Empire.

Recorded mintage: 48,000.

Specification: 17.93 g, .917 fine gold, .528 troy oz AGW, this specimen 17.95 g.

Catalog reference: Russo 712. Fr-121a; KM-468.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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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