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Brazil 50, 100, and 200 Reis  1871 to 1889
Brazil 50, 100, and 200 Reis 1871 to 1889

Most Brazilian 50, 100 reis and 200 reis coins catalog for only a few US dollars. There are a few special dates in both series (see below). Coins in fully uncirculated condition can reach $50 to $100 in catalog value.

The 200 reis coin looks the same as the 100 reis coin except, of course, for the big 100. The 200 is a tad bigger than the 100. The 50 reis coin is also very similar, but a tad smaller than the 100 reis coin.

Do you see the black spot on the 100 reis side of the coin in the picture? That would be considered damage by coin collectors and would necessarily lower the coin's value to them. The only thing that would be worse is if someone tried to clean the coin and remove the spot. That would be Major Damage.

Collecting lesson over, your 1871 100 reis coin catalogs for about $10 US dollars in almost uncirculated condition, and it rises to over $45 in fully uncirculated condition. This is a coin that shows a strong dependency on condition (state of preservation, amount of wear, or 'grade' of the coin).

It takes a trained collector eye to distinquish between almost uncirculated and fully uncirculated condition. If you know a knowledgable collector, take your coin to him or her to find out if your coin qualifies for lofty uncirculated status. You did not specify a holder for your coin on our questionnaire. If there is no holder, the coin is almost uncirculated by definition. Fully uncirculated coins are always in holders.

Approximate catalog values for 50, 100 and 200 reis coins like in the picture are provided below:

50 REIS:
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $30
50 reis dated 1871 are extremely rare and catalog for thousands of dollars.
50 reis dated 1888 are slightly less common in fully uncirculated condition, where they catalog for $55.

100 REIS:
worn: $1 US Dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $90
100 reis dated 1871 are common: divide the above values by 2.
100 reis dated 1875 and 1876 are less common, multiply the above values by 10.
100 reis dated 1880 are slightly uncommon, multiply the above values by 2.
100 reis dated 1886 to 1889 are slightly more common in grades below fully uncirculated, divide the above values by 1.5 for these grades.

200 REIS:
worn: $1 US Dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well prerved: $20
fully uncirculated: $110
200 reis dated 1871 are slightly more common, divide the above values by 1.5.
200 reis dated 1875 are less common, multiply the above values by 3 for high grades and by 4 for low grades.
200 reis dated 1884 are common in low grades, divide the above values by 2 for worn and average circulated coins.
200 reis dated 1886 are scarce, multiply the above values by 10 for low grades and by 5 for high grades.

These are all catalog values. Use our Important Terminology page to understand what this means in detail.

Coin: 861 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
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Requester description: 1871 DECRETO No. 1817 DE 3 DE SETEMBRO DE 1870 IMPERIO DO BRAZIL
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