Brazil 1734-M 400 reis

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23260
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The frist specimen was lot 23260 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "João V gold 400 Reis 1734-M, AU53 NGC, another "Quartinho" that is far superior to the pieces that usually surface in the market. Reverse is lustrous and near mint state. Last year of issue. From The RLM Collection." 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.

Catalog reference: KM 145, Russo-255, Gomes-107.04.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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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