Brazil 1703-R 2000 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20651
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This gold 2000 réis was minted at the Rio mint in Brazil 1703 only, among its first issues. It was accompanied by a gold 4000 réis (KM 101). The specimen is lot 20651 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $27,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro II of Portugal gold 2000 Reis 1703R, choice toned VF+, well-struck details and strong overall eye appeal. Extremely rare type and a most collectible example. Missing from Norweb, Eliasberg and all advanced Brazilian/Portuguese collections we know."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 100, Gomes-97.01.

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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