Brazil 1773 2000 reis
This specimen was lot 23787 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "Jose I 'Reduced Size' gold 2000 Reis 1773, MS62 NGC. 'Josephus Dominus' type. Struck from significant clashed dies on the obverse. Very collectible as a problem-free Uncirculated example. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The type was struck 1771 and 1773 without mintmark. It is substantially scarcer than the larger 4000 réis (KM 171.2).
Recorded mintage: 14,000.
Specification: 4.03 g, .917 fine gold, .118 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM198, Russo-330, Gomes-62.04.
- 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.