Brazil 1780-R 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 23849
Brazil 1780R 6400 reis rev H3026-23849.jpg

This specimen was lot 23849 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,086.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "Maria I & Pedro III gold 6400 Reis 1780-R, AU58 NGC. Uniform in appearance with no noteworthy marks and somewhat flat luster. 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: 343,000.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .422 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 199.2, Russo-462, Gomes-30.09.


  • [1]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.

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