Condition: XF! Mint Year: 1853 Reference: KM-464. Denominations: 500 Reis Material: Silver (.917) Diameter: 26mm Weight: 6.3gm
Obverse: Value (500) within wreath. Date (1853) below. Legend: PETRUS II . D . G . CONST . IMP . ET PERP . BRAS . DEF .
Reverse: Crowned Brazilian shield within large wreath. Legend: IN HOC S. VINCES . ("In this sign thou shalt conquer.")
Pedro II, pronounced, or Dom Pedro de Alcântara; December 2, 1825 – December 5, 1891) was the second and last Emperor of Brazil, having ruled for almost 50 years. His name in full was Pedro de Alcântara João Carlos Leopoldo Salvador Bibiano Francisco Xavier de Paula Leocádio Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga de Bragança e Habsburgo, By the Grace of God and Unanimous Acclamation of the People, Constitutional Emperor and Perpetual Defender of Brazil.
When anglicised, his name would be Peter II of Brazil, full name Peter of Alcantara John Charles Leopold Salvador Vivian Francis Xavier of Paula Leocadio Michael Gabriel Raphael Gonzaga of Braganza and Habsburg.
He was born on December 2, 1825, in Rio de Janeiro, the seventh child of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil and Archduchess Maria Leopoldina of Austria.
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