Brazil 1757-R 6400 reis

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Eliasberg lot 1174
Brazil 1757R 6400 reis rev Eliasberg 1174.jpg

This specimen was lot 1174 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1725. The catalog description[1] noted, "1757 6,400 reis. Rio mint. MS-63 (NGC). Types as above. Frosty medium gold, subtle toning, good lustre and eye appeal. A full weight and nicely preserved example. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." The type was struck 1751-77 in Brazil and Portugal.

Recorded mintage: 495,310.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW, 31.5 mm diameter; this specimen: 14.29 grams, 31.50 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-65, KM 172.2, Gomes-55.09.

Source:

  • [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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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