Brazil 1729-B 1600 reis

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23188
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23188 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $14,687.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "João V gold 1600 Reis 1729B, first type of crowned arms, Fine Details NGC. No rim issues, just naturally circulated. Reverse is VF. Scarce early 1600 Reis of João V. From The RLM Collection." This type was struck at the Minas Gerais mint 1727-33 and at Bahia 1727-50 and at Rio 1727-36. Rio is the commonest of the three mints but is still rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.17 g, .917 fine gold, .211 oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 124, Russo-78, Gomes-117.02.


  • 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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