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jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

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.
Jim



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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A coin from their currency revaluation. Lots of them around.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's truly large for a copper coin. 39 mm compared to a 38 mm Morgan Dollar. Yeah there are plenty of them on ebay.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,734 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 10, 2022 8:06PM

    I have a few. A big chunk of copper. :)

  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one that looks and is dated exactly like that one that my grandfather dug up in his garden on Long Island.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is one powerful counterstamp.... Wonder what the pressure was on that one. Cheers, RickO

  • ZoidMeisterZoidMeister Posts: 3,021 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've been wanting to get one of those, but they seem to go quickly.

    Nice one.

    Z

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  • OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a rather special one on the way. A State of Para counterstamp, 10 revalued from 40.

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