Brazil 1989 200 cruzados novos
This specimen was part of lot 26543 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), which sold for $352.50. The catalog description noted, "Republic Lot of Eight Modern silver Coins, 3, 4, 5, Reais, and 10, 20, 200, 500, 2000 Cruzeiros issues. All coins choice UNC or Proof." This commemorative, honoring the centennial of the republic, is the only silver coin issued while the "cruzado novo" was in use (1989-90). The currency would be reformed several more times before the reform of 1994 finally stuck.
Recorded mintage: 30,000.
Specification: 13.47 g, .999 fine silver, .432 troy oz ASW, 31 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 616.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.