Brazil 1776 4000 reis
This specimen was lot 23782 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description noted, "Jose I 'Inverted Reverse' gold 4000 Reis 1776, AU58 NGC. 'Josephus Dominvs' type. A briefly circulated example with slight highpoint friction. A wonderful example of the type. 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: 26,000 (all varieties).
Specification: 8.07 g, .917 fine gold, .237 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 171.2, Russo-326a, Gomes-65.25.
- 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.