Brazil 1868 500 reis
In 1868 the silver coinage of Brazil was redesigned to adopt the portrait of the emperor Pedro II, who already appeared on the gold coinage. This type was struck 1867-69; similar coins were issued until the fall of the empire in 1889.
Recorded mintage: unknown for 1868-69.
Specification: 6.25 g, .917 fine silver, .167 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 472.
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- Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.