Brazil 1825-B 4000 reis

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23086
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23086 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,937.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro I gold 4000 Reis 1825-B, VF Details - Plugged NGC. Worn as jewelry at one time with surfaces that have been moderately abraded and polish over to blunt the affects. Inspection with a loupe shows that metal around IMP in the legend has been moved and suggests that a hole once existed with the detail having since been reapplied. Loads of highpoint detail remains however, and the date and mintmark are impressively bold. A rare issue from the mint at Bahia that the connoisseur of Brazilian coinage will without doubt realize as special." This type was struck at Rio and Bahia 1823-28 as well as a larger 6400 réis (KM 370).

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

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

Catalog reference: KM 369.2, Russo-603, 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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