Brazil 1900 1000 reis

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50351
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

Shown is a thousand réis of the United States of Brazil, of a type struck 1900 only. It was accompanied by similar 400 réis, 2000 réis and 4000 réis to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil. The denomination was abolished in 1942 with the reform of the coinage in that year. This specimen was lot 50339 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $389. The catalog description[2] noted, "BRAZIL. 1,000 Reis, 1900. NGC MS-64. Struck to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil."

Recorded mintage: 33,000.

Specification: 12.75 g, .917 fine silver, .375 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-500; LDMB-678.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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