Brazil 1724-M 1000 reis

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23235
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23235 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $36,718.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "The elusive 1000 Reis of 1724 João V 1000 Reis 1724-M, choice VF Details, clipped planchet, 2.27 grams. Appealing surfaces with nearly full towers. Very light hairline scratch on the reverse. One of the rarest issues in the entire Brazilian gold collection and one of the highlights of part 1 of the RLM Collection. From The RLM Collection." This type was struck at the Minas Gerais mint 1724-27 and at Bahia (KM 104) and Rio.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Gomes-92.01, KM 113, Russo-232.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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