Brazil 1901 100 reis

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 1300

This specimen was lot 1300 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,573. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRAZIL, Republic. 1889-1930. Proof CU-NI 100 Réis. Heaton (Birmingham) mint. Dated 1901 (in Roman numerals). In NGC encapsulation graded PF 66 Cameo. Superb lightly patinated gem proof. The only coin of this date and type graded in proof. A one year only type. Purchased from Frank Lapa, January 1970." Shown is a copper-nickel hundred réis of the United States of Brazil, struck 1901 only. It is accompanied by similar 200 and 400 réis (KM 504, 505). Much scarcer in nice condition than the SCWC indicates, despite the large mintage.

Recorded mintage: 15,775,000.

Specification: 5 g, copper-nickel, 20.96 mm diameter, this specimen Ø21 mm, 4.96 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 503.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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