Brazil 1880 40 reis

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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. For the first time since 1835, copper coins were issued in the denominations of ten and twenty réis. These denominations were terminated in 1870 and the forty réis commenced in 1873.

Recorded mintage: 1,569,000.

Specification: 12.08 g, bronze, 30.13 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 479.


  • 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.

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