Brazil 1887 10000 reis
This date, one of a series struck 1853-89, is among the moderately priced gold coins of the Empire of Brazil. This specimen was lot 23127 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description noted, "Pedro II gold 10000 Reis 1887, AU55 NGC. Electric tone adorns the obverse legends with remnants of original luster remaining on both sides. A much better date and deserving of specialists' attention."
Recorded mintage: 1,180.
Specification: 8.96 g, .917 fine gold, .264 troy oz.
Catalog reference: Russo-670, KM 467.
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- Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
- 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.