Brazil 1826-R 4000 reis
This specimen was lot 23078 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description noted, "Pedro I gold 4000 Reis 1826-R, Uncirculated Details - Surface Hairlines NGC. A uniform gold example of this better date with a sharp obverse strike and limited marks that steal the eye's attention. Several interesting die cracks (as made) on the reverse emanate from around 1 o'clock at the rim and should add intrigue for the die state collector." This type was struck at Rio and Bahia 1823-28 as well as a larger 6400 réis (KM 370).
Recorded mintage: 9,142.
Specification: 8.2 g, .917 fine gold, .241 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 369.1, Russo-596, Fr-110.
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- 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.