Brazil 1725-M 20000 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20675
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20675 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $8,625[1]. 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.


  • [1]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.

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