Brazil 1819-R 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 23976
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23976 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $8,225. The catalog description[1] noted, "João VI gold 6400 Reis 1819-R, MS61 NGC. A choice example of this rare date from João VI. Softly struck on the top of the King's hair. Deep orange and red patina especially around the legends. From The RLM Collection, Part II." The type was struck 1818-22 with the portrait of João as king. All the dates are scarce to rare.

Recorded mintage: 9,227.

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

Catalog reference: KM 328, Russo-588, Gomes-19.02.


  • 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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