Brazil 1743-B 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 23638
Brazil 1743B 6400 reis rev Heritage 3015-23638.jpg
This specimen was lot 23638 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $23,000. The catalog description[1] noted,
"RARE DATE JOHN V ISSUE IN STUNNING CONDITION. João V gold 6400 Reis 1743B, MS64 NGC, highly attractive with gorgeous mint brilliance, light adjustment marks on both sides. Extremely rare in this sublime quality. From The H.R. Collection of Brazilian Gold Gems."
This type was struck 1732-50 from Bahia and Rio.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-46, KM 151.


  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
  • 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.

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