Brazil 1785-R 6400 reis
This type was struck between 1777 and 1786 in Rio de Janeiro and features the conjoined busts of Maria I and Pedro II, co-rulers of Portugal 1777-86. While the 6400 réis is relatively available, its fractions (3200 réis, 1600 réis and 800 réis) are much scarcer. This type was also struck in Bahia (KM 199.1) during this period. This coin was called the "joe" in English speaking countries. This specimen was lot 513 in Ponterio sale 145.
Spanish colonial four escudos of this period were 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW and traded for nearly the same value.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .422 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 199.2, Friedberg 76.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kent Ponterio, Stewart Westdal and Ken Spindler, Ponterio sale 145: the N.Y.I.N.C. '08 sale featuring the Leslie Hannula Collection, San Diego, CA: Ponterio & Associates, 2007.