Brazil 1852 20000 reis

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24055
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 24055 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,232.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pedro II gold 20000 Reis 1852, MS63 PCGS, fully brilliant with sharp design features and just a trace of light surface marks. Very scarce two-year type in this superior grade." This date, the second of a series struck 1851-52, superseded the ruffed bust of 1849-51 (KM 461) and in turn was replaced by the fully bearded type of 1853-89 (KM 468).

Recorded mintage: 186,000.

Specification: 17.93 g, .917 fine gold, .528 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 463.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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