Brazil 1885 1000 reis
In 1867 the silver coinage was redesigned to adopt the portrait of the emperor Pedro II, who already appeared on the gold coinage. The type went thru several minor modifications before settling on the final type shown here, struck 1876-89. Most of the fourteen dates of the type are reasonably available; this one is scarce.
Recorded mintage: 11,000.
Specification: 12.75 g, .917 fine silver, .376 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 481.
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- 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.