Brazil 1727-R 4000 reis

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 29108
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29108 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "João V gold 4000 Reis 1727-R AU Details (Mount Removed) NGC, Rio de Janeiro mint. A well detailed and attractively toned specimen, still retaining luster in parts of the obverse. The mount mark is faint and not too distracting. A scarce gold denomination." This type was struck at Rio 1707-27. The weight of the 4000 réis was lowered from 10.75 g to 8.07 g in 1749; consequently, the earlier issues are quite scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 10.75 g, .917 fine gold, .317 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 102, Fr-27, Russo-179.

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 Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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