Brazil 1734-B 6400 reis

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3383
This specimen was lot 3383 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €24,000 (about US$31,003 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Johann V. 1706-1750. 6.400 Reis 1734, B, Bahia. GOLD. Von großer Seltenheit. Attraktives Exemplar, kl. Randfehler, leichte Druckstelle im Feld der Vorderseite, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Brazil, John V, 1706-50, 6,400 réis of 1734, Bahia mint. Very rare, attractive, small rim bump, minor punch mark in the obverse field, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1731-50 and is among the more available colonial gold coins of Brazil tho the early dates (especially the ones from Minas Gerais) are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW, this specimen 14.20 g.

Catalog reference: KM 137, Fr-51 ("rare"); Gomes J5 131.02.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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