Brazil 1646 6 florins

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image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
This gold six florins or six guilders was issued in 1646 by the Dutch occupiers in Brazil. The specimen was lot 23138 in Heritage sale 3012 (New York, January 2011), where it sold for $43,125. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Well-struck 6 Florins struck by the GWC in Pernambuco. Geoctroyeede West-Indische Compagnie (GWC) 6 Guilders (Florins) 1646, better EF, Beautifully diagonal strike on the obverse and horizontal on the reverse. Usual die crack over the 'A' in 'BRAZIL'. As the prior lot, this piece also precedes the finding of the Dutch galleon Utrecht where some of the Brazilian Ducats were found. From the Jacques Schulman Auction of November 1970 in Amsterdam. Extremely Rare."
This type is rare; it is listed in the SCWC without a price.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, this specimen 3.69 grams.

Catalog reference: KM 6.2, Fr-2.

Source:

  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
  • Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 2013.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3012: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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