Brazil 1825-R 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 20744
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

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. The specimen was lot 20744 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010), where it sold for $19,550. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro I gold 6400 Reis 1825R, AU55 NGC, extremely bold design features, a choice example of this very rare type. Mintages for this early series were minuscule with each date recorded as less than 1000 struck."

Recorded mintage: 776.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine silver, .422 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 370.1.


  • 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.
  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3009: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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