Brazil 1805 4000 reis Fr-92

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 23888
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This specimen was lot 23888 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[1] noted, "Maria I gold 4000 Reis 1805/4-(B), MS62 NGC. A fantastic type representative with a sharp strike and radiant luster. Described as a 5/2 overdate on the NGC holder. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The type was struck 1801-05 at Bahia without mintmark. It is the first type of the nineteenth century. It is the largest of the "moedas provinciales" series and the only one that can be called somewhat common, tho this type is rather scarce.

Recorded mintage: 10,000 (including Fr-97).

Specification: 8.07 g, .917 fine gold, .237 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 225.2, Russo-503, Gomes-27.06.


  • [1]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.

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