Brazil 1810-R 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3012, lot 23294
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23294 in Heritage sale 3012 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $3,450. The catalog description[1] noted, "João VI Prince Regent gold 6400 Reis 1810R, MS64 NGC, brilliant mint luster and very lightly toned, a superb example of this series. The 0 in the date appears to be punched over a 1!" The type was struck 1805-17 with the portrait of João as Prince Regent (he later became king João VI). The SCWC lists a regular date and an 1810/09 overdate.

Recorded mintage: 159,000.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-93, KM 236.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Sale 3012: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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