1889, Brazil (Empire), Pedro II. Beautiful Gold 20,000 Reis Coin. (AU+) 17.87gm!
Mint Place: Rio de Janeiro Denominations: 20,000 Reis Mint Years: 1889 (last date of type!) Reference: Friedberg 121a, KM-468. Condition: A small edge-hit at 12 o'clock (reverse), faint hairlines from improper handling, due to a die-clash we can see some ghosting of the reverse design (the shield) visible in obverse fields, otherwise a beautiful AU+ with striking portrait details! Material: Gold (.917) Weight: 17.87gm Diameter: 30mm
Obverse: Large bust of Pedro II as Emperor of of Brazil left. Date (1889) below. Legend: PETRUS II D.G . C . IMP. - ET PERP . BRAS . DEF .
Reverse: Crowned Brazilian shield within 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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