Brazil 1734-M 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 31021
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31021 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "João V gold 6400 Reis (Peça) 1734-M Choice XF Mount Removed, Vila Rica mint, A similarly well detailed coin, showing less friction evidence than the previous lot but also with evidence of mount removal on the reverse at 3 and 9 o'clock and slightly lightweight as a result at 13.90 grams. The obverse side with the all-important date is similarly well presented and the mount removal was better executed. Another presentable type coin for this key and elusive Brazilian Colonial issue, the 1734 date being also rarer than the 1733/32 one. Still desirable and eminently collectible despite the mentioned impairments. From The Santa Catarina Collection of Brazilian Gold Coins." 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.

Catalog reference: KM 135, Russo-282, Gomes-133.06, Bentes-112.07.

Source:

  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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