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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 1920 Brazil 400 Réis

    1920 Brazil 400 Réis

    An interesting denomination and female personification of Liberty This is my entry for Day 2 “B” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!B = Brazil. Obverse We’ve previously looked at the 1835 Brazil 40 Réis (which was countermarked on an 80 Réis). At the time that coin was issued, Brazil had only recently achieved independence…

  • 1835 Brazil 40 Réis countermarked on 80 Réis

    1835 Brazil 40 Réis countermarked on 80 Réis

    A look at countermarked coins during a tumultuous period Brazil Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest nation in the world. Brazil has a 7,400km (4,500 mile) coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It has borders with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador.  It is known for its dense…