Brazil 1869 200 reis
This specimen was lot 32519 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $144. The catalog description noted, "Pedro II 200 Reis 1869 MS66 NGC. Key date for the type, with the next highest example falling a full four points below at MS62. Surfaces display brilliant white luster and crisp detail throughout the devices." This two hundred réis was the last silver coin of this denomination, being issued 1867-69. It bears the portrait of emperor Pedro II and matches the standard of the contemporary French fifty centimes. The superseding type (KM 478), issued 1871-84, was copper-nickel.
Recorded mintage: unknown but uncommon.
Specification: 2.5 g, .835 fine, .067 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 471.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.