Brazil 1856 20000 reis

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20407
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Heritage sale 3010, lot 22157
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

The first specimen was lot 20407 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,322.50. The catalog description[1] 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[1] 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.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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