Brazil 1796-B 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23333
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23333 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[1] noted, "Maria I gold 6400 Reis 1796-B, MS63 NGC, very bright and attractive, a choice example from the Bahia Mint with full mint brilliance." This type was struck 1789-1805 and is among the more available colonial gold coins of Brazil, altho Bahia mint issues tend to be scarce.

Recorded mintage: 11,000.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 226.2.

Source:

  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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