Brazil 1832-R 6400 reis
This specimen was lot 1269 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1955. The catalog description noted, "1832 6,400 reis. Rio mint. No Azevedo under bust. MS-61 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous yellow gold with frosty devices and reflective fields, some light hairlines. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type, the first gold coin featuring the young Pedro II, was struck at Rio 1832-33 and at Bahia 1832 only.
Recorded mintage: 30,000.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .422 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 14.33 grams, 31.40 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 387.1, Fr-115.
- Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
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- 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.