Brazil 1752 2000 reis
This specimen was lot 1165 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $517.50. The catalog description noted, "1752 2,000 reis. Types as above. IOSEPHUS in legend. Medium orange gold with a trace of lustre and good eye appeal. Purchased from B. Max Mehl, January 1943, apparently privately." The type was struck 1749, 1752 and 1771 without mintmark. Later types exist dated 1771-93. It is the middle of the "moedas provinciales" series.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 4.03 g, .917 fine gold, .118 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 4.06 grams, 23.60 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-74, KM 182.1.
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- Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.