Brazil 1708-R 1000 reis

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 23992
Brazil 1708 1000 reis rev H3026-23992.jpg

This specimen was lot 23992 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "João V gold 1000 Reis 1708-R, clipped planchet. VF Details. Rare date and first piece we have offered. From The RLM Collection, Part I." This type was struck 1708 and 1726 at the Rio mint. Despite the wear and the clipping, this specimen sold for almost five times its catalog value. In 1749, the weight of the denomination was lowered to 2.01 g.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.68 g, .917 fine gold, .079 oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 103, Russo-154, Gomes-90.01.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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.

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