Brazil 1763-R 800 reis
This specimen was lot 23807 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,937.50. The catalog description noted, "Jose I gold 800 Reis 1763-R, XF Details - Removed from Jewelry NGC. 'Josephus' type. Not visible mount or solder on the rims, generally good surfaces with no jewelry appearance. Rare. From The RLM Collection, Part II." While the 6400 réis is relatively available, its fractions (3200 réis, 1600 réis and 800 réis) are much scarcer. This type is recorded from Rio for 1752 and 1763. This specimen realized six times the catalog value even after its use in jewelry.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.79 g, .917 fine gold, .053 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 180.2, Russo-409, Gomes-45.02.
- 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.