Brazil 1818-R 6400 reis

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Elaisberg lot 1254
Brazil 1818R 6400 reis rev Eliasberg 1254.jpg

This specimen was lot 1254 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $6,325. The catalog description[1] noted, "1818 6,400 reis. Rio mint. MS-65 (NGC). Laureated bust of João V to right, legends around, date below/crowned arms of the United Kingdom in wreath. Bright yellow gold surfaces with strong lustre. Sharp and attractive, a real gem. The Norweb piece was called 'extremely fine or better' and realized $3,530. An exceptional specimen of this last type in the long Brazilian colonial 6,400 reis series. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type bearing the portrait of king João VI was struck 1818-22.

Recorded mintage: 14,000.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 14.36 grams, 31.50 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-98, KM 328.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.

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