Brazil 1787 2000 reis
This specimen was lot 23878 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,467.50. The catalog description noted, "Maria I gold 2000 Reis 1787, MS63 NGC. Exceptionally charming with reflective fields light rose tone. A seemingly bowed appearance on the obverse boosts the character. The type was struck 1787, 1792 and 1793 without mintmark. It is the last of the denomination and all dates are scarce.
Recorded mintage: 1,500.
Specification: 4.03 g, .917 fine gold, .118 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 224, Russo-493, Gomes-25.01.
- 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.