Brazil 1855 2000 reis

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Sedwick sale 12, lot 1336

This specimen was lot 1336 in Sedwick sale 12 (Winter Park, FL, October 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brazil, 2000 reis, Pedro II, 1855. UNC with bagmarks, lustrous and lightly rainbow-toned, good strike." This silver 2000 réis was minted 1853-67 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. It was superseded by the portrait type of 1868-89.

Recorded mintage: 300,000 (a common date).

Specification: 25.5 g, .917 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW, this specimen 25.4 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-466.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #12, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2012.

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