Brazil 1815-R 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 23952
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23952 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $5,581.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "João VI Prince Regent gold 6400 Reis 1815-R, MS63 NGC. The 6400 Reis of João VI have ever decreasing mintages starting in 1809 making the last 3 dates of the issue, 1815, 1816, and 1817, the rarest. It's quite a nice to surprise to find one of these later dates in near pristine condition as this specimen. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The type was struck 1805-17 with the portrait of João as Prince Regent (he later became king João VI).

Recorded mintage: 40,000.

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

Catalog reference: Russo-565, Gomes-33.23, Fr-93, KM 236.1.

Source:

  • 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]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.

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