Brazil 1725-M 20000 reis
This specimen was lot 20675 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $8,625. This denomination was the largest gold coin that enjoyed legal tender status in the early days of the United States. The type was struck in Minas Gerais 1724-27.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 53.78 g, .917 fine gold, 1.586 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-33, KM 117.
- Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3009: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
- 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.