Brazil 1781 1000 reis

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photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This type was struck in Lisbon as part of the "moeda provincial" series. It was lot 2127 in Goldberg sale 34 (Beverly Hills, February 2006), where it sold for $425. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brazil. 1000 Reis, 1781. Maria I and Pedro III, 1777-1786. Crowned arms. Reverse: Cross. PCGS graded AU-55." Three other dates are known: 1778, 1779 and 1782. While the 4000 réis is relatively available, its fractions (2000 réis and 1000 réis) are much scarcer. When specimens appear, they usually bring multiples of the catalog value.

Recorded mintage: 5,800.

Specification: 2.01 g, .917 fine gold, .059 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 208, Friedberg 84.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 34: the pre-Long Beach sale, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2006.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.

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