Brazil 1812 4000 reis

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12069
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 12069 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "BRAZIL. 4,000 Reis, 1812. Rio De Janeiro Mint. NGC MS-64." This type is known from Bahia (1805-16) and Rio (1808-17) and is common. This type is the most common of the "moidores."

Recorded mintage: ___,000.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-95; KM-235.2; LDMB-572; Gomes-34.18.

Source:

  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
  • Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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