Brazil 1748-B 6400 reis
This type was struck between 1732 and 1750 in Bahia and features the bust of João VI, king of Portugal 1706-50. While the 6400 réis is relatively available, its fractions (3200 réis, 1600 réis and 800 réis) are much scarcer. This type was also struck in Rio de Janeiro (KM 149) during this period, which issues are rather more common. This coin was called the "joe" in English speaking countries. This specimen was lot 480 in Ponterio sale 145.
Spanish colonial 4 escudos of this period were 13.54 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW and traded for nearly the same value.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .422 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 151, Friedberg 51.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.
- Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
- Sáez Salgado, Javier, Moedas de Ouro de Portugal, 1185-1889, Lisbon, Numisma Leiloes, 2001.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kent Ponterio, Stewart Westdal and Ken Spindler, Ponterio sale 145: the N.Y.I.N.C. '08 sale featuring the Leslie Hannula Collection, San Diego, CA: Ponterio & Associates, 2007.