Brazil 1725-M 400 reis

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23234
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23234 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $10,575. The catalog description[1] noted, "João V 400 Reis 1725-M, XF Details NGC, damaged, slightly wavy flan. Full rims, strong features, full crown and legends. Extremely rare type. From The RLM Collection." This type, the smallest gold coin of Brazil, was struck at the Minas Gerais mint 1725-26 and at Rio in 1730. A portrait type was issued 1730-34 after which the denomination was abandoned.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.89 g, .917 fine gold, .026 oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 118, Russo-230, Gomes-86.01.

Source:

  • 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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