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1932 PCGS MS 64 Brazil 2000 Reis Coin Discovery John III Silver Coin (20011302C)

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  • Mint State commemorative silver 2000 reis coin part of the "Discovery" series minted in 1932.
  • Certified by PCGS to MS 64, lustrous surfaces.
  • Celebrates the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil by Europeans. 
  • Features bust of Portugal's King John III.
  • During his rule, Portuguese possessions were extended in Asia and in the New World through the Portuguese colonization of Brazil.
  • John III's policy of reinforcing Portugal's bases in India (such as Goa) secured Portugal's monopoly over the spice trade of cloves and nutmeg from the Maluku Islands, as a result of which John III has been called the "Grocer King".
  • On the eve of his death in 1557, the Portuguese empire spanned almost 1 billion acres (about 4 million square kilometers).