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Help! Identifying this coin

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The obverse features a bearded man facing right with the inscription "Petrus II D.C.G. Imp Et Perp.Bras.DEF 1869


The reverse has a crown over a shield flanked by 20 on one side and Rs on the other.


The edge is smooth and the coin is copper. Any idea where it is from? Any other information would be greatly appreciated.

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Yep sounds like a 20 Reis (reform coinage) from Brazil of Pedro the 2nd

KM# 474 and should have CL below the bust coin should be in bronze


Note: Varieties of 1869 coins exsist 893scratchchin-thumb.gif No photos 893scratchchin-thumb.gif



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the coin is copper.
Actually, its bronze.


Brazil, KM#474, 20 Reis, combined 1868-69 mintage of 90,360,000.


Per the 2002 3rd Ed. 19th Century Krause: F $1.50, VF $2.25, XF $4, Unc $7.


The bust is of Brazilian Emperor Pedro II (1831-89)

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Thank you dooly and satootoko! Yes, this coin has a C.L. below the bust. This coin belongs to a friend and he asked me to help him identify it. Unfortunately it has some active PVC damage. Once this is stopped it will net grade a VF20.


Sorry for the lack of pictures. I'm in the process of acquiring a new camera and will be glad when it arrives.

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