Brazil 1699 2000 reis
This specimen was lot 1108 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $575. The catalog description noted, "1699 2,000 reis. Rio mint. EF-45 (NGC). Types as above. Medium orange gold, clip at base of reverse but edge device unaffected. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type was struck for Brazil at Rio 1699-1700 and was accompanied by gold 1000 and 4000 réis (KM 96 and 98).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.92 grams, 23.30 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 97, Fr-22.
- Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
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- 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.