Brazil 1774 1000 reis
This specimen was lot 23764 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $558.13. The catalog description noted, "Jose I 'Reduced Size' gold 1000 Reis 1774, AU53 NGC. 'Josephus Dominvs' type. Flat gold in appearance with no major marks. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The type was struck 1771 and 1774 without mintmark. It is substantially scarcer than the larger 4000 réis (KM 171.2).
Recorded mintage: 21,000 (all varieties).
Specification: 2.01 g, .917 fine gold, .059 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 162.2, Russo-309, Gomes-59.02.
- 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.