Brazil 1838 10000 reis
This specimen was lot 23102 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description noted, "Pedro II gold 10000 Reis 1838, XF Details - Reverse Rim Repair, Cleaned NGC. A rare date and the lowest mintage in the series with good detail retention, but surfaces that indicate past usage in jewelry. While not easily apparent, some surfaces smoothing has occurred just inside the dentils at 3 o'clock on the reverse and is the cause for NGC's "Rim Repair" notation. Likely similar to the unplated Norweb specimen that was cataloged as a polished Fine." This type was struck 1833-40 and tho denominated 10,000 réis, was the same size and weight as the previous 6400 réis. In 1849, the 10,000 réis was lowered to 8.96 g, where it remained until 1922.
Recorded mintage: 482.
Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .422 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 451, Russo-619.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.