Brazil 1751 4000 reis

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 23747
Brazil 1751 4000 reis rev H3026-23747.jpg

This specimen was lot 23747 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Jose I gold 4000 Reis 1751, AU55 NGC. 'Iosephus Dominvs' type. First year of issue. Slightly clashed dies with good eye appeal for and AU coin. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The type was struck 1751-77 without mintmark. Later types exist dated 1778-1822. It is the largest of the "moedas provinciales" series and the only one that can be called somewhat common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.07 g, .917 fine gold, .237 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM171.1, Russo-293, Gomes-63.01.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 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.

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