Brazil 1856 20000 reis
The first specimen was lot 20407 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,322.50. The catalog description noted, "Pedro II gold 20000 Reis 1856, MS63 NGC, a nice lustrous example, double-punched 5 and 6 in the date." The second specimen was lot 22157 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $747.50. The catalog description noted, "Pedro II gold 20000 Reis 1856, AU. Most pleasing golden color." This type, struck 1853-67 and 1889, is the most common gold coin of the Empire.
Recorded mintage: 262,000.
Specification: 17.93 g, .917 fine gold, .528 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-121a; KM-468.
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- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.