Reference: KM-444.1. Mint Mark: "R" (Rio de Janero) Mint Year: 1828? (countermarked during 1835) Denomination: 40 Reis (on a 80 Reis host coin) Condition: A well circulated and lightly cleaned F-VF coin with a boldly struck VF+ countermark! Weight: 23.66gm Material: Copper Diameter: 39mm
Obverse: Countermark (40) above host coin design - Value (80) surrounded by four clovers and four rosettes). All within wreath. Legend: PETRUS I DG CONST IMP ET PER P BRAS DEF * 1828 R *
Reverse: Crowned brazilian shield inside wreath. Latin motto around. Legend: IN HOC SIGNOI VINCES ("In this sign thou shalt conquer!")
Pedro I (English: Peter of Alcantara Francis Anthony John Charles Xavier of Paula Michael Raphael Joaquim Joseph Gonzaga Pascal Cyprian Seraphim of Braganza and Bourbon) (full name: Pedro de Alcântara Francisco Antônio João Carlos Xavier de Paula Miguel Rafael Joaquim José Gonzaga Pascoal Cipriano Serafim de Bragança e Bourbon), known as "Dom Pedro Primeiro" (October 12, 1798 – September 24, 1834), proclaimed Brazil independent from Portugal and became Brazil's first Emperor. He also held the Portuguese throne briefly as Pedro IV of Portugal, the Soldier-King (Port. o Rei-Soldado), 28th (or 29th according to some historians) king of Portugal and the Algarves. He was also a Freemason.
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