Brazil 10, 20, and 40 Reis  1868 to 1880
Brazil 10, 20, and 40 Reis 1868 to 1880

This coin goes right along with your others, Chrisgo. It is a 40 reis piece from Brazil. A nice design, too, in my opinion. The design appears on 10, 20, and 40 reis pieces of the period, as follows:

10 reis: 20 mm diameter
20 reis: 25 mm diameter
40 reis: 30 mm diameter

The catalog values are approximately equivalent for all coins, as follows:

10, 20, AND 40 REIS (all dates, except below):
worn: $2
average circulted (like our picture): $6
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $18

As with almost all coin series, there are exceptions, as listed below.

- 10 reis dated 1870 are less common in high grades, multiply the above values by 3 for fully uncirculated coins.
- 20 reis dated 1870 are slightly uncommon, multiply the above values by 2, and for fully uncirculated coins multiply by 3.
- 40 reis coins are uncommon in high grades, multiply the above values by 3 for well preserved coins, and by 8 for fully uncirculated coins.
- 40 reis dated 1876 catalog for $8 in average circulated but $200 in fully uncirculated.

Be sure you understand what 'catalog' means. Look at our Terminology page. Actual values are lower than catalog values.

Coin: 1062 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: chrisgo, Fri, 21-Aug-2009 03:15:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 09-May-2013 15:29:36 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 17-Apr-2015 23:50:41 GMT
Requester description: 1876 The first side has the words 'PETRUS II D.G.C.IMP. ET PERP. BRAS.DEE' There is a profile of a man with a long beard in the middle of the coin. Under the man there are what appears to be three or four letters that are very in a very small font. On the other side the is a shield with a crown on top. On the right side of the shield is the number 40 and on the left side there is the letter 'R'. Inside the shield there is a circle with 20 stars. Inside this circle is a globe with a slash through it with what appears to be a cross behind it.
Tags: brazil 10 20 40 reis brazilian brasil petrus peter ii imp et perp bras dee man beard three four letters monogram shield crown number letter circle stars star globe sphere slash cross pedro petrvs pierre male mens mans tee goty goatee gotee whiskers beared bearded whisker beareded wiskers script inscription monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera numbers numbering numbered circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed starrs spheres balls globes earth hemisphere orb ball mustache sideburns sideburn starburst burst


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