Brazil 1783-B 3200 reis

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 23863
Brazil 1783B 3200 reis rev H3026-23863.jpg

This specimen was lot 23863 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $14,100. The catalog description[1] noted, "Maria I & Pedro III gold 3200 Reis 1783-B, VF35 NGC. "B" to far right after date. Strong, problem-free Very Fine coin. Scarcer Date. Ex-Norweb (lot#889- Spink America March 1997) From The RLM Collection, Part II." The peça or 6400 réis was the most common gold denomination with its fractions being much scarcer.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 7.17 g, .917 fine gold, .211 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 150, Russo-478, Gomes-26.04.

Source:

  • [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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