Brazil 1784-B 3200 reis
This specimen was lot 23864 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $22,325. The catalog description noted, "Key Maria and Pedro Piece. Maria I & Pedro III gold 3200 Reis 1784-B, AU58 NGC. Faint hairlines prevent a higher grade. Queen's hair is bold. Legends are beautifully struck. 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.
Specification: 7.17 g, .917 fine gold, .211 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 150, Russo-479, Gomes-26.05.
- 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.