Brazil 1899 10000 reis
This specimen was lot 20194 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $14,687.50. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 10000 Reis 1899, MS62 NGC, fully lustrous with a few contact marks and some obverse die polishing lines. Very rare date with a mintage of 238." This type, struck 1889-1922 during the early republic, is, with the 20000 réis, the last gold coin struck for circulation in Brazil. This date is rare. Most were retained in bank vaults as backing for paper currency and therefore circulated very little but commonly come heavily bagmarked.
Recorded mintage: 238.
Specification: 8.96 g, .917 fine gold, .264 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 496, Fr-125.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.