Brazil 1819 4000 reis
The first specimen was lot 23971 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $3,818.75. The catalog description noted, "João VI '4-Petal Flowers' gold 4000 Reis 1819-(R), MS63 NGC. Nearly prooflike with light die rust speckling (as made) in the reverse fields. From The RLM Collection, Part II."
Recorded mintage: 49,000 plus 1,864 from Bahia.
Specification: 8.07 g, .917 fine gold, .237 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 327.1, Russo-583a, Gomes-27.05.
- 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.
- 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.