Brazil 1786-R 6400 reis

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Brazil 1786R 6400 reis rev DSLR.jpg
Heritage sale 3000, lot 50636
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen is one of a type struck at the Rio de Janeiro mint in Brazil 1777-86. The obverse portraits are of the queen, Maria I, and her uncle and husband, Peter III. Peter III died in 1786 and later issues of the date feature the queen alone, wearing a widow's veil.

Recorded mintage: 294,000 (including KM 218.1).

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-77, KM 199.2.


  • 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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