Brazil 1777-B 6400 reis
This specimen was lot 23806 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "Jose I gold 6400 Reis 1777-B, AU Details - Polished NGC. A fairly typical Bahia Mint example with light planchet laminations and striations, both as made, evident on the obverse. From The RLM Collection, Part II." This type was struck 1751-77 and is among the more available colonial gold coins of Brazil. Peças with the busts of Maria and Pedro exist (Fr-77) but are rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .422 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-69, KM 172.1, Russo-407, Gomes-54.30.
- 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.