Brazil 1879 10000 reis
This specimen was lot 32522 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $456. The catalog description noted, "Pedro II gold 10000 Reis 1879 AU53 NGC. An admirable strike with light wear and handling consistent with the grade." This type was struck 1853-67, 1871-89.
Recorded mintage: 6,431, a slightly better date.
Specification: 8.96 g, .917 fine gold, .264 troy oz.
Catalog reference: KM 467, Fr-122, Russo-663.
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- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
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- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.