Brazil 1779-B 6400 reis
This specimen was lot 23869 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description noted, "Maria I & Pedro III gold 6400 Reis 1779/8-B, MS62 NGC. Overdate unlisted on holder. Free of individually bothersome marks with flashy luster in the fields and minor weakness in the reverse shield. From The RLM Collection, Part II." This type was struck 1777-86 and is among the more available colonial gold coins of Brazil.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .422 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 199.1, Russo-484, Gomes-29.02.
- 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.