Brazil 1756-B 6400 reis

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40022
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40022 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $3,819. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRAZIL. 6,400 Reis (Peca), 1756-B. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. Jose I (1750-77). Nice strike and very attractive." The type was struck 1751-77 in Brazil and Portugal. The Bahia mint issue (shown here) is generally scarcer than the Rio mint issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-69; KM-172.1; LDMB-386; Gomes-54.07.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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