Brazil 1992 2000 cruzieros

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Heritage sale 3021, part of lot 26543
Brazil 1992 2000 cruzeiros rev Heritage 3022-26543.jpg

This specimen was part of lot 26543 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), which sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] 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 a UN conference on Environment and Development, is one of two silver coins issued while the "cruziero" was in use (1990-93). The currency would be reformed twice before the reform of 1994 finally stuck.

Recorded mintage: 30,000 proofs.

Specification: 27 g, .925 fine silver, .802 troy oz ASW, 40 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 622.

Source:

  • [1]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.

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