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Brazil 200, 500, 1000, and 2000 Reis  1867 to 1889
Brazil 200, 500, 1000, and 2000 Reis 1867 to 1889

These silver coins from Brazil all use the same pattern: the portrait of King Pedro (Petrus) II, and the wreathed and crowned coat of arms with the bannered globe and Jerusalem cross. The different denominations are different sizes and contain different amounts of silver, as follows:

200 REIS: 0.067 troy ounces silver
500 REIS: 0.168 ounces
1000 REIS: 0.376 ounces
2000 REIS: 0.723 ounces

The silver content becomes significant in the larger denominations, so we break it out separately when quoting catalog values.

To find the base value (BV) due to silver content, multiply the current price of silver (see kitco.com, it changes every day) by the number of troy ounces. If silver is trading at, say, $30 US dollars per troy ounce, then a 1000 reis coin has a base value of 0.376 x 30 = $11 US dollars.

Here is a run-down of approximate catalog values.

200 REIS
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $22
fully uncirculated: $42

500 REIS
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $60
500 reis dated 1886 are rare and catalog at $150 in average circulated condition
500 reis dated 1887 are especially rare and catalog at $350 in average circulated condition

1000 REIS
worn: BV + $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: BV + $10
well preserved: BV + $35
fully uncirculated: $120
1000 reis dated 1887 and 1889 are rare; double these values

2000 REIS
worn: BV + $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: BV + $10
well preserved: BV + $25
fully uncirculated: $150
2000 reis dated 1876 are rare; double these values
2000 reis dated 1886 are especially rare and catalog at $300 in average circulated condition

Check our Terminology page to properly interpret catalog values.

Coin: 13490 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Joanne Kipp, Fri, 04-Jan-2013 08:23:49 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 05-Jan-2013 15:04:11 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Be sure to use current value of silver., Sun, 21-Dec-2014 13:26:08 GMT
Requester description: 1889 Petrus IID.G.C.IMP. ET PERP.BRAS.DEF. 1889-man with beard facing left DECRETO De 1870 (Coat of Arms? with a crown on top with a branch curving to the left and a different leaf branch curving to the right 2/3 of the way around the emblem; tied with a bow 2000 REIS
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