Brazil 1972 300 cruzieros
This specimen was lot 27513 in Heritage sale 3031 (Dallas, January 2014), where it sold for $646.25. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 300 Cruzeiros 1972, UNC. A sparkling golden example. Struck to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the independence of Brazil." We note the presence of Paris mint privy marks on the obverse; whether the coins were struck there or the dies were made there, we can't tell.
Recorded mintage: 50,000.
Specification: 16.65 g, .920 fine gold, 27.5 mm diameter, lettered edge.
Catalog reference: KM 584.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3031, 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.