Brazil 1997 3 reais KM-945
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 honored the centennial of the founding of the city of Belo Horizonte. The reform of 1994 finally stuck after twenty years of hyperinflation.
Recorded mintage: 5,000 proofs.
Specification: 11.5 g, .925 fine silver, .342 troy oz ASW, 28 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 645.
- 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.