Brazil 1793 2000 reis
This specimen was lot 23880 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description noted, "Maria I gold 2000 Reis 1793, Uncirculated Details - Surface Hairlines NGC. Fully struck and lightly muted after a delicate cleaning. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The type was struck 1787, 1792 and 1793 without mintmark. It is the last of its denomination.
Recorded mintage: 1,500.
Specification: 4.03 g, .917 fine gold, .118 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 224, Russo-495, Gomes-25.03.
- 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.