Brazil 1913-A 2000 reis
Shown is a 2000 réis of the United States of Brazil, of a type struck 1913 only. It superseded the type of 1912-13, which had a slightly different reverse. This type is the last Brazilian silver coin than was reasonably close to a peso in size. The head of Liberty on this coin was reused on the subsequent type, struck 1924-34 which was base silver and only 7.9 grams. The denomination was abolished in 1942 with the reform of the coinage in that year.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 20 g, .500 fine silver, .578 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 514.
- 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.