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Brazil, 1/2-cut "balastraca" 200 reis (1864-70) cut from a mainland Spain bust 2 reales of Charles I

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Brazil, 1/2-cut  balastraca  200 reis (1864-70) cut from a mainland Spain bust 2 reales of Charles I
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Brazil, 1/2-cut "balastraca" 200 reis (1864-70) cut from a mainland Spain bust 2 reales of Charles IV, with countermark "200" on obverse, rare. Russo-667. 1.85 grams. An emergency coinage created during Brazil's war with Argentina and Uruguay (the "Triple Alliance") against Paraguay, this specimen with very worn and scratched host (Good/Poor), weak but full countermark (Fine) and twelve still-sharp teeth in the cut, toned all over (dark in places).