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Brazil 200, 400, 500, 800, 1000, 1200, 2000 Reis (Pedro II)  1834 to 1867
Brazil 200, 400, 500, 800, 1000, 1200, 2000 Reis (Pedro II) 1834 to 1867

Pedro II (Petrus II) ruled Brazil from 1831 to 1889. He issued several different reis coins in silver using a distinctive wreath-encircled denominations on the front and the Brazilian coat of arms on the back. Other reis denominations include Pedro's picture, but this page applies only to coins with large numeric denominations and no picture.

Some of these coins can be quite valuable if in good condition. The coin in our picture is almost uncirculated, with some staining at the bottom which will detract from value.

When interpreting the listings below, always apply the concepts on our Terminology page to bring the inflated catalog values down to earth, where they belong! But the intrinsic value of their silver content will push values of worn coins upward. Use a web site such as kitco.com to find the current price of silver per troy ounce.

200 REIS, 0.132 troy ounces silver
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $350
200 reis dated 1840, 1844, 1846, and 1848 are more rare; triple the values shown
200 reis dated after 1853 are very common; divide these values by 5

400 REIS, 0.264 troy ounces silver
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $350
400 reis dated after 1837 are more rare; double the values shown

500 REIS, 0.188 troy ounces silver
worn: $7 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $35
500 reis dated 1849 are more rare; triple the values shown

800 REIS, 0.529 troy ounces silver
worn: $400 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $650
well preserved: $1200
fully uncirculated: $2500
800 reis dated 1843 are more rare; triple the values shown

1000 REIS, 0.917 troy ounces silver
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $60
1000 reis dated 1849 are more rare; cataloging at $400 in average circulated condition

1200 REIS, 0.793 troy ounces silver
worn: $75 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $350
fully uncirculated: $600
1200 reis dated 1839 are very rare; cataloging at $3500 in average circulated condition

2000 REIS, 0.752 troy ounces silver
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $75
2000 reis dated 1859, 1866, and 1867 are more rare; multiply the values shown by 8

It is important to note that modern counterfeits do exist of thee coins. The most important factor is weight. If the weight is much lower than it should be, and there is not a large piece of the coin missing, the coins is a fake.

These coins were minted in 91.7% pure silver. To find the correct weight, select your coin above, and take the amount of troy ounces of silver. You must then divide that number with 0.917. For example, a 2000 reis coin containing 0.752 troy ounces of silver should weigh 0.752/0.917 = 0.82 troy ounces. Google will help you convert this into another unit through a search such as, in this example, '0.82 troy ounces in grams.' This gives a result of 25.5 grams. A coin weighing less than 25 grams or so is certainly a counterfeit.

Coin: 7476 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Michael, Tue, 26-Apr-2011 20:17:43 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 30-Oct-2013 16:42:06 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 26-Oct-2015 17:27:43 GMT
Requester description: 1852 I believe it is a Brazilian coin. One side has the date, 1852, at the bottom of the coin. the center has 2000 in large numbers with a wreath around it. around the outside of the wreath it says PETRUS II.D.G.CONST.IMP.ET PERP.BRAS.DEF. The other side of the coin has a wreath around the outside with a globe in the center and a crown on top. There are small letters at the top that say IN HOG S. VINCES
Tags: brazil 200 400 500 800 1000 1200 2000 reis pedro peter ii brasilto brazilian brasil petrvs petrus i one center offcenter large wreath const imp et perp bras def globe crown letters letter hog vinces ones off centers centered larger largish greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths constl impc crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera leters lettering lettered shield sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields earth ball ribbon leaves leaf circle ring scroll scrollwork coat arms leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed scrolwork scolled scrolls escutcheon scrolled coats crests insignia crested crest creast

  

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