Brazil 1792 4000 reis
This specimen was lot 23883 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description noted, "Maria I gold 4000 Reis 1792, Uncirculated Details - Surface Hairlines NGC. Free of major marks with a fully rendered design. Uniform in appearance as a result of a the past cleaning. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The type was struck 1787, 1790 and 1792 without mintmark. It is the last type of the eighteenth century. It is the largest of the "moedas provinciales" series and the only one that can be called somewhat common, tho this type is scarce.
Recorded mintage: 2,050.
Specification: 8.07 g, .917 fine gold, .237 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 225.1, Russo-498, Gomes-26.04.
- 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.