Brazil 1900 2000 reis
This specimen was lot 1106 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $499. The catalog description noted, "BRAZIL. 2,000 Reis, 1900. 400th Anniversary of Discovery commemorative. Toned with peripheral highlights. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder." This commemorative, issued with a silver 400, 1000 and 4000 réis (KM 502) was the last full weight crown from Brazil. The next issue (KM 506) was only 20 grams.
Recorded mintage: 20,000.
Specification: 25.5 g, .917 silver, .751 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-501; LDMB-679.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.
- Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.