Brazil 1731-M 12800 reis

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This type was struck between 1727 and 1733 in Minas Gerais and features the bust of João VI, king of Portugal 1706-50. While the 6400 réis is relatively available, this type, the only 12,800 réis issued, is much scarcer. This type was also struck in Bahia (KM 138) and Rio de Janeiro (KM 140) during this period. This coin was called the "double joe" in English speaking countries. This specimen was lot 484 in Ponterio sale 145.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.68 g, .917 fine gold, .845 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 139, Friedberg 55, cf.Gomes-140.09.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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