Brazil 1806-R 6400 reis
The first specimen was lot 1237 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description noted, "1806 6,400 reis. Rio mint. MS-63 (NGC). Draped and laureated bust of João as prince regent to right, legends and date around/crowned arms. Lustrous yellow gold, somewhat reflective in the fields. Bright and attractive. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." The type was struck 1805-17 with the portrait of João as Prince Regent (he later became king João VI).
Recorded mintage: 96,000.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW; the Eliasberg specimen: 14.44 grams, 31.70 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-93, KM 236.1.
- Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
- 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.