Brazil 1827-R 4000 reis
This specimen was lot 23079 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $21,150. The catalog description noted, "Pedro I gold 4000 Reis 1827/6-R, XF Details - Edge Filing NGC. A major rarity in the RLM Collection and missing from nearly all specialized collections that have sold over the last several decades. An example that faces up incredibly well with some light softening of Peter's epaulet and hair curls, but otherwise, surfaces that hold few marks and actually shows some of the original luster. The filing, confined entirely to a small portion of rim around 9 o'clock, holds little visual affect. A considerable opportunity for the specialist, and possibly the only comparable offering for the next decade." This type was struck at Rio and Bahia 1823-28 as well as a larger 6400 réis (KM 370).
Recorded mintage: 7,771.
Specification: 8.2 g, .917 fine gold, .241 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 369.1, Russo-597, 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.