Brazil 1727-M 10000 reis

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23180
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23180 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $5,581.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "João V gold 10000 Reis 1727M, AU55 NGC, extremely bold and attractive, luster in the legends. Scarce date and grade." 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.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.89 g, .917 fine gold, .792 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 116.


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  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
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  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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