Brazil 2000 5 reais

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Heritage sale 3021, part of lot 26543
Brazil 2000 5 reais 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 honored the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil. The reform of 1994 finally stuck after twenty years of hyperinflation.

Recorded mintage: 15,385 proofs.

Specification: 28 g, .999 fine silver, .899 troy oz ASW, 40 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 654.


  • [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.
  • Amato, Claudio, and Irlei S. Neves, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 14a ed. Sao Paulo, 2015.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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