Brazil 1699 1000 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20649
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This gold 1000 réis was minted at the Rio mint in Brazil during 1699-1700, among its first issues. It was accompanied by gold 2000 and 4000 réis (KM 97 and 98). The specimen was lot 20649 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro II of Portugal gold 1000 Reis 1699, toned VF with clear details, very slight wave to the flan. Struck at Rio de Janeiro without mintmark."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.96 g, .917 fine silver, .264 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 96.

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 3009: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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