Brazil 1826-B 4000 reis

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 23087
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23087 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $23,500. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro I gold 4000 Reis 1826-B, AU Details - Tooled NGC. A desirable three-year Bahia mint issue, with all dates classifying as rare, but the present date being the most desirable, and the least frequently encountered of the three. A search of named Latin American sales of the past two decades further solidifies the date as extremely elusive, with only the Norweb collection, sold by Spink America in 1997, containing an example." 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-604, 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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