Brazil 1766-B 1600 reis
This specimen was lot 23795 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description noted, "Jose I gold 1600 Reis 1766-B, XF Details - Mount Removed, Cleaned NGC. A bit porous from being used in Jewelry. Beautiful bold date and bust. Quite scarce type. From The RLM Collection, Part II." This type was struck 1751-77 but all dates are scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.58 g, .917 fine gold, .105 troy oz.
Catalog reference: KM 181.1, Russo-360, Gomes-48.10.
- 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.