Brazil 1724-M 10000 reis

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Eliasberg lot 1123
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This specimen was lot 1123 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $17,250. The catalog description[1] noted,
"1724 10,000 reis. Minas Gerais mint. Types as above. Bright and lustrous medium gold with toning highlights around peripheries. Extremely rare, the key date in the short Minas Gerais 10,000 reis series by a considerable margin. The Norweb coin, called Very Fine, realized $19,800 in 1997 and was one of the top highlights of that collection -- one of the finest Brazilian gold groupings brought to auction. This example is likewise a highlight of the Eliasberg collection of Brazilian gold coins. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."
The type was struck in Minas Gerais 1724-27 and in Bahia 1727-29.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.89 g, .917 fine gold, .792 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 25.40 grams, 32.70 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-34, KM 116.


  • [1]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.
  • 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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