Brazil 20 Reis 1889 to 1912
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. 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.
Typical catalog values run like this:
COMMON DATES (all dates except better dates below):
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $25
There are a few 'better dates' as follows. The values shown are for coins in well preserved condition
1896: $50 well preserved
By the way, when I was a coin dealer, one of the collectors I dealt with 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!
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: chrisgo, Thu, 20-Aug-2009 04:13:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 27-Apr-2013 17:23:25 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 15-Apr-2015 14:45:20 GMT
Requester description: 1900 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.
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