Brazil 1813 4000 reis

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23256
Brazil 1813R 4000 reis rev Heritage 3020-23256.jpg

This specimen was lot 23256 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "João Prince Regent gold 4000 Reis 1813(R), AU55 NGC, a nice lustrous coin struck at Rio de Janeiro without mintmark." This type was struck 1808-17 at Rio and Bahia. It is the most common "moidore" of the nineteenth century. An 1813/2 overdate is reported.

Recorded mintage: 148,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 235.2.


  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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