Brazil 1875 2000 reis
This specimen was lot 1298 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,331. The catalog description noted, "BRAZIL, Empire. Pedro II. 1831-1889. AR 2000 Réis. Rio de Janeiro mint. Dated 1875. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Gem BU with full luster. Superlative coin and highest ever graded for the date and type. Purchased from Superior Galleries." 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. The type shown here is the second of several minor modifications and was struck 1875-76. The weight of the 1868-69 issue was only 25 grams; on this issue of 1875-76, the weight was restored to 25.5 grams.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 25.5 g, .917 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW, this specimen Ø37 mm, 25.34 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 475a.
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- Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.