Brazil 1768-R 6400 reis
This specimen was lot 23827 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "Jose I gold 6400 Reis 1768-R, AU58 NGC. Briefly passing in and out of circulation with natural pebbly luster from lightly rusted dies. From The RLM Collection, Part II." This type was struck 1751-77 and is among the more available colonial gold coins of Brazil.
Recorded mintage: 424,000.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .422 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 172.2, Russo-436, Gomes-55.20.
- 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.