Brazil 1824-R 4000 reis

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20399
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20399 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $2,530. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro I gold 4000 Reis 1824/3R, MS62 NGC, sharply struck bust and lustrous, a nice example of this scarce issue for the newly created Brazilian empire." This type was struck at Rio and Bahia 1823-28 as well as a larger 6400 réis (KM 370).

Recorded mintage: 38,000.

Specification: 8.2 g, .917 fine gold, .241 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 369.1, Fr-110.

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]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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