Brazil 1785-B 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 23875
Brazil 1785B 6400 reis rev H3026-23875.jpg

This specimen was lot 23875 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,301.90. The catalog description[1] noted, "Maria I & Pedro III gold 6400 Reis 1785-B, AU58 NGC. A bright and lustrous example that just missed the Uncirculated tier. 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: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 199.2, Russo-490, Gomes-28.12.

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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