Brazil 1747-B 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29381
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29381 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "João V gold 6400 Reis 1747-B AU55 NGC, Bahia mint. A coin seldom offered, especially in this select designation, displaying vibrant, honey-gold surfaces and minimal wear that mainly affects the higher points. Despite light handling and some softness to the strike, this is a wonderful representative from the Bahia mint, truly worthy of a premium bid." This type was struck 1731-50 and is among the more available colonial gold coins of Brazil tho the early dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 151, Fr-51.

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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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