Brazil 1806 4000 reis
This specimen was lot 23928 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "João VI Prince Regent gold 4000 Reis 1806-(B), AU Details - Mount Removed NGC. Nice for a once-mounted coin with attractive orange-gold highlights. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The type was struck 1805-16 at Bahia without mintmark. It is the second type of the nineteenth century. It is the largest of the "moedas provinciales" series and the only one that can be called somewhat common.
Recorded mintage: 12,000.
Specification: 8.07 g, .917 fine gold, .237 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 235.1, Russo-545, Gomes-33.03.
- 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.
- 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.