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Brazil 5, 10, 20, and 40 Reis  1715 to 1823
Brazil 5, 10, 20, and 40 Reis 1715 to 1823

A globe was a popular emblem on Brazilian coins during the 1700s and early 1800s. And the reis denomination called out in large Roman numerals also appeared on many of these coins. This page applies to copper coins with the globe and Roman numerals. There are styles with shields and other devices, but this page does not cover them.

In addition to Josephus on Steve's coin, names of other rulers appear as well. Johannss, Maria, Pedro, and others.

If you have a coin in nice condition, it is best to seek out a knowledgeable collector or dealer. There are several small nuances with these coins that can affect value significantly.

The great-looking coin in our picture comes from respected eBay seller Hobbies-Corner in Uruguay. CoinQuest thanks Hobbies-Corner for use of their coin image. It is a nice specimen in very well preserved condition.

Approximate catalog values are:

5 (V) REIS:
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $50
5 reis dated 1752 and 1768R (not 1768B) are more valuable, worth $200 in average circulated condition

10 (X) REIS:
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $50
10 reis dated 1747 and 1748 are more valuable, worth $100 in average circulated condition
10 reis dated 1751 with annotation BRAS or BRASI are worth $200 in average circulated

20 (XX) REIS:
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $60
20 reis dated 1748B, 1751, 1752, 1796, and 1799 are more valuable, worth $200 in average circulated condition

40 (XL) REIS:
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $90
40 reis dated 1790 and 1791 are more valuable, worth $250 in average circulated condition

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 12210 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Steve Geoffrion, Mon, 20-Aug-2012 00:55:36 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 24-Aug-2012 12:54:09 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 11-Oct-2016 00:05:51 GMT
Requester description: 1775 Josephus I D G P E T Brazil Rex (large XX in the middle with some sort of stamp going through it. Above the XX is a royal crown) Other side says Circumit Orbem Pecunia Totum. in the center of the coin is a large looking glove typce circle with a band going around it.
Tags: brazil 5 10 20 40 reis brazilian brasil josephus rex xx stamp countermark royal crown circumit orbem pecunia totum center offcenter glove typce circle band iosephus josephvs punched punch stamped counterstamped hashmarked chop countermarked hashmark counterstamps punches counterstamp stamps chops royale royalty crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera off offset certer centre centers centered circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed globe sphere stripes stripe spheres balls globes earth hemisphere orb ball striped line bar lined lines lining bars

  

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