Brazil 1783-R 6400 reis
This specimen was lot 1214 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $2530. The type was struck in Brazil 1777-86. The obverse portraits are of the queen, Maria I, and her uncle and husband, Peter III. The catalog description noted, "1783 6,400 reis. Rio mint. MS-64 (NGC). Types as above. Warm yellow gold with full lustre and nice aesthetic appeal. Very slight planchet striations are noted. A near gem example of the type, exceptional quality. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."
Recorded mintage: 322,000.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 14.32 grams, 32.00 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-77, KM 199.2.
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- Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.