Brazil 1752 1000 reis

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Eliasberg lot 1166
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 1166 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $805. The catalog description[1] noted, "1752 1,000 reis. Types as above. IOSEPHUS in legend. Light yellow gold with remarkable lustre and some reflectivity. Adjustment marks below date and through crown. A very high quality piece. From B. Max Mehl's sale of the Thomas W. Voetter Collection, January 1943, Lot 216 (a 2 piece lot)." The type was struck 1749, 1752, 1771 and 1774 without mintmark. It is the smallest of the "moedas provinciales" series.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.01 g, .917 fine gold, .059 troy oz AGW; the first specimen: 2.11 grams, 17.70 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-75, KM 162.1.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.

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