Brazil 1754 2000 reis

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 23759
Brazil 1754 2000 reis rev H3026-23759.jpg

This specimen was lot 23759 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Jose I gold 2000 Reis 1754, AU Details - Mount Removed NGC. 'Iosephus Dominus' type. The mount removal is apparent with numerous pinscratches in the fields. From The RLM Collection, Part II." This type is listed for 1752, 1754 and 1771 and is much scarcer than the larger moidore or 4000 réis (KM 171.1).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.03 g, .917 fine gold, .118 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 182.1, Russo-303, Gomes-61.02.


  • [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.
  • 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.

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