Brazil 1803-R 6400 reis
This specimen was lot 23924 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description noted, "Maria I gold 6400 Reis 1803-R, AU Details - Repaired NGC. Likely used in jewelry at one time with light haze on the reverse from the apparent use of heat to even the appearance. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The peça or 6400 réis was the most common gold denomination with its fractions being much scarcer. This type was struck 1787-1805.
Recorded mintage: 176,000.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 226.1, Russo-541, Gomes-33.25.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.