Brazil 1900 4000 reis
This specimen was lot 1107 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,292. The catalog description noted, "BRAZIL. 4,000 Reis, 1900. NGC MS-63. Star with 20 rays. Struck to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Discovery of Brazil. Between the 16 ray star and 20 ray star, there is a total mintage of 6,850 pieces. Toned." This commemorative, issued with a silver 400, 1000 (KM 500) and 2000 réis (KM 501) was the last full weight crown from Brazil.
Recorded mintage: 6,850.
Specification: 51 g, .917 silver, 1.503 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-502.2; LDMB-680A.
- 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.