Brazil 1857 20000 reis

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Sincona sale 11, lot 608
This specimen was lot 608 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 680 CHF (about US$842 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRASILIEN Pedro II. 1831-1889. 20000 Reis 1857, Rio. Im Avers Kratzer. Fast vorzüglich. (Brazil, Peter II, 1831-89, Twenty thousand réis of 1857, Rio mint. Obverse rim bumps, choice extremely fine.)"
This type, struck 1853-89, is the most common gold coin of the Empire. An 1857/6 overdate is recorded for the year.

Recorded mintage: 315,000.

Specification: 17.93 g, .917 fine gold, .528 troy oz.

Catalog reference: Russo 714. Fr. 121a, KM 468.


  • 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.
  • [2]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 11, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2013.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.

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