Brazil 1726-M 10000 reis
This type was struck between 1724 and 1727 in Minas Gerais to consume the large quantities of gold coming out of the mines in that region. While the 4000 réis is relatively available, this type, the only 10000 réis issued during colonial times, is very scarce. This specimen was lot 476 in Ponterio sale 145.
Spanish colonial eight escudos of this period were 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW and traded for nearly the same value.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 26.89 g, .917 fine gold, .792 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 116, Friedberg 34.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.
- Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kent Ponterio, Stewart Westdal and Ken Spindler, Ponterio sale 145: the N.Y.I.N.C. '08 sale featuring the Leslie Hannula Collection, San Diego, CA: Ponterio & Associates, 2007.