Brazil 1790-B 6400 reis Fr-88
This specimen was lot 23893 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $6,462.50. The catalog description noted, "Maria I 'Bejeweled Headdress' gold 6400 Reis 1790-B, AU55 NGC. Choice rim, well centered strike and very appealing. 1790 was a transitional year from the 'Plain Headdress' to the 'Bejeweled Headdress' bust type of Maria I making it a key date for both issues. 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 226.2, Russo-508, Gomes-31.01.
- 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.