Brazil 1850 20000 reis
This specimen was lot 23113 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description noted, "Pedro II gold 20000 Reis 1850, AU55 NGC. Three-year type. Briefly circulated with tinges of orange-red color on both sides as well as a magenta colored toning streak on the obverse where a vein of copper alloy must have settled." This date, the second of a series struck 1849-51, is among the first moderately priced gold coins of the Empire.
Recorded mintage: 42,000.
Specification: 17.93 g, .917 fine gold, .528 troy oz.
Catalog reference: KM 461, Russo-633, Fr-119.
- 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.