Brazil 1721-B 4000 reis

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1078
This specimen was lot 1078 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 2,200 (about US$2,899 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"4000 Reis 1721. Bahia. Vorzüglich. (Brazil, 4000 réis of 1721, Bahia mint, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1707-27. The weight of the 4000 réis was lowered from 10.75 g to 8.07 g in 1749; consequently, the earlier issues are quite scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 10.75 g, .917 fine gold, .317 troy oz AGW, this specimen 10.70 g.

Catalog reference: Russo 67. Gomes 35.08. Fr-30, KM 106.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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