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).