Brazil 1808-R 6400 reis
This specimen was lot 12027 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $2,300. The catalog description noted, "BRAZIL. 6,400 Reis, 1808/7-R. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Ex: Huntington Collection." The type was struck 1805-17 with the portrait of João as Prince Regent (he later became king João VI).
Recorded mintage: 133,000.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-94; KM-236.1; LDMB-558.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.