Odd Brazilian Counterstamped coin newp
I picked this 1828 BRAZIL 40 Reis (counterstamped over 80) up and received it today. Interesting. Haven't spent research time on it yet, but I will. Anyone with information as to why it was done would be appreciated. If they took an 80 Reis and counterstamped it to become a 40 Reis, wouldn't that defeat any benefit as to the value due to the amount of copper difference. Just curious.
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