Brazil 1825-B 6400 reis
This specimen was lot 23089 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $24,675. The catalog description noted, "An Exceptional Pedro I gold 6400 Reis 1825-B, MS62 NGC. Sharp strike especially for the mint in Bahia. Planchet is wide and rims are perfect. Tiny marks by 'DEF' on the obverse preventing an ever higher grade. Date is bold and quite distinct. A premium coin. Upon his coronation in December of 1822, Pedro I ordered changes to the design of the coins and a new issue was released in 1823 featuring the Emperor in full military regalia, quite different from his depiction as a Roman Emperor in the Coronation piece of 1822." This gold 6400 réis or peça 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: unknown.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .422 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 370.2, Russo-606, Fr-109.
- 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.
- 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.