Brazil 1824-R 4000 reis
This specimen was lot 20399 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $2,530. The catalog description 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.
- 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.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.