Brazil 1871 200 reis

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23287
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23287 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $470. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro II 200 Reis 1871, MS66 NGC, lightly toned with full mint brilliance, very rare grade for this date and type." This copper-nickel two hundred réis superseded the silver, dime-sized coin of the same denomination issued 1854-69. This type was minted 1871-84 and is not rare but very scarce in nice condition, suggesting heavy and prolonged use. A slightly modified type (KM 484) was issued 1886-89 and is slightly more available. The denomination was continued under the Republic until 1901.

Recorded mintage: 3,650,000.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 478.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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