Brazil 1788-B 6400 reis
This specimen was lot 23890 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "Maria I gold 6400 Reis 1788/7-B, Uncirculated Details - Surface Hairlines NGC. The bottom loop of the last 8 in the date is doubled, but the crossbar of a 7 is also seen running in and out of the upper loop. A curious example that is not attributed as an overdate on the NGC holder. 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 218.2, Russo-505, Gomes-28.04.
- 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.