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Brazil 20 Reis 1889 to 1912

 Date: 1900 
 Mint mark: not apparent 
 Size: medium 
 Description from requester: side one has the words 'republica dos estados unidos do brazil' around the edges in the center is a star in the foregound with a wreath in the background. There is a circle in the middle of the star with something in it. (maybe stars) It has a ribbon on the bottom of the star. The other side has the words 'vintem poupado, vincent ganho' with one star on the bottom. It has 20 reis written in the middle of a circle. 
 [Request 1056 received from chrisgo, Thursday, 20-Aug-2009, answered by Chris] 
 [Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Saturday, 27-Apr-2013] 

Brazil 20 Reis 1889 to 1912 | 20 reis brazil star circle wreath starburst damage vincent dos poupado estados ganho vintem unidos ribbon brazilian brasilto brasil circles If your coin looks like the one in our picture (yikes!), it is worth essentially zero. The stains and damage is so bad on this coin, all but a few fringe collectors would consider it.

Catalog value for your coin with no problems like scratches and stains would be about 5 US dollars. In better condition, the value goes up to $10. Since you indicate scratches and steel wool, your coin will be joining our friend in the picture -- essentially worthless.

Sorry, Chrisgo, about the bad news on your coin's value. But I want to thank you for your excellent description of the coin. It makes our job much easier.

Many other coins in this series parallel Chrisgo's coin. There are a few 'better dates' as follows:

1896 (the best date in the series)
1898
1899
1905
1909 (second best date of the series)

These catalog for $5 in worn condition and rise to $50 in fully uncirculated. Double these values for the 1896 and 1909 dates.

By the way, I once had a collector as a customer who eagerly sought out coins with problems (like the one in the picture). He asked me explicitly, all the time, 'Got any problem coins?' One thing is for sure, this specialty collector bought all his coins at bargain basement levels!

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