Brazil 1730-M 400 reis
This specimen was lot 1142 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $2990. The catalog description noted, "1730 400 reis. Minas Gerais mint. MS-64 (NGC). Small laureated head of João V to right/crown above date, legends below. Bright and lustrous yellow gold, reflective and beautiful, a real gem. Rare in this condition. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."
This type was struck in Minas Gerais 1730-34 and in Rio in 1734.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: .89 g, .917 fine gold, .026 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 0.90 grams, 13.30 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 145, Fr-61.
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- Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.