Brazil 1824-R 6400 reis
This specimen was lot 12071 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $47,000. The catalog description noted, "BRAZIL. 6,400 Reis (Peca), 1824-R. NGC MS-61. EXTREMELY RARE Pedro I Peca Pedro I (1822-31). EXTREMELY RARE. Crosses in legend. Sharply struck." This gold 6400 réis was minted at the Rio and Bahia mints 1823-30. All the dates are rare. It is nearly the last of a denomination introduced in Brazil in 1727.
Recorded mintage: 235.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-109; KM-370.1; LDMB-599.
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- Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.