Brazil 1791-R 6400 reis

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UBS sale 84, lot 2689

This specimen is lot 2689 in UBS sale 84 (Basel, January 2010). The catalog description[1] noted, "BRAZIL. Maria I. 1786-1799 (1805). 6400 Reis 1791, Rio. Bust with headdress right, date and mintmark below. Rev. Crowned shield of arms. Extremely fine-almost extremely fine." This type was struck 1789-1805 and is among the most common colonial gold coins of Brazil.

Recorded mintage: 231,000.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW, this specimen: 14.31 grams.

Catalog reference: Russo 546, Gomes 25.03A, Fr-87, KM 226.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]UBS Gold & Numismatics, Auction 84: Gold and Silver Coins, Basel, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Sáez Salgado, Javier, Moedas de Ouro de Portugal, 1185-1889, Lisbon, Numisma Leiloes, 2001.
  • Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 2013.

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