Brazil 1763-R 1600 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20679
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This gold 1600 réis was minted at Rio and Bahia for Brazil during 1752-77, along with gold 3200 and 6400 réis. The commonest Brazilian gold coin of the later eighteenth century was the 6400 réis, called a "joe" in English speaking countries. The specimen was lot 20679 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $27,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Jose I gold 1600 Reis 1763R, AU58 NGC, a superb and fully original example of this extremely rare denomination with well-defined design features and excellent eye appeal. 1600 Reis struck in Brazil are highly elusive and the few pieces found are usually grades VF and lower." The known dates for Rio are 1752, 1763 and 1772.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.58 g, .917 fine gold, .105 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 181.2.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
  • 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]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3009: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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