Brazil 1771 4000 reis
This specimen was lot 23777 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description noted, "Jose I 'Large Crown' gold 4000 Reis 1771/69, AU58 NGC. 'Josephus Dominvs' type. Outstanding for the grade with the reverse die previous being used on 1769 coinage. Overdate not listed on NGC holder. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The type was struck 1751-77 without mintmark. Later types exist dated 1778-1822. It is the largest of the "moedas provinciales" series and the only one that can be called somewhat common.
Recorded mintage: 24,000 for 1769-71.
Specification: 8.07 g, .917 fine gold, .237 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 171.2, Russo-322, Gomes-65.17.
- 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.