Brazil 1789-R 6400 reis
The first specimen was lot 3339 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $2,300. The catalog description noted, "Brazil. 6400 Reis, 1789-R. Rio mint. Maria I, 1786-1805. Veiled bust right. Reverse: Italic arms. Sharply struck with original mint brilliance. PCGS graded MS-62." This type was struck at Rio and Bahia 1786-90. It is considerably scarcer than the succeeding type (KM 226, struck 1789-1805), which featured the queen in a different headdress.
Recorded mintage: 263,000.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-85, KM 218.2.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 62: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.