Brazil 1901 10000 reis
This specimen was lot 20411 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,207.50. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 10000 Reis 1901, AU Details with numerous small surface marks and some edge cuts on the reverse. The reported mintage for this date is 111." 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: 111.
Specification: 8.96 g, .917 fine gold, .264 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-124; KM-496.
- 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.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.