Brazil 1732-M 12800 reis

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Ponterio sale 152, lot 7044
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 7044 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $10,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRAZIL. 12,800 Reis, 1732-M. Nice strike, very attractive. NGC AU-58." 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.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-55; KM 139, Gomes-140.10.

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.
  • 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.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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