Portugal 1775 6400 reis

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Heritage sale 3019, lot 25306
Portugal 1775 6400 reis rev Heritage 3019-25306.jpg
Sincona sale 54, lot 949
This specimen was lot 25306 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $2,530. The catalog description[1] noted, "Jose I gold Peca (6400 Reis) 1775, MS63 NGC, a choice and fully original coin with subtle toning and strong eye appeal." The second specimen was lot 949 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted,
"PORTUGAL | Königreich, Jose I. 1750-1777. Peca 1775, Lissabon. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Kleine Kratzer. (kingdom of Portugal, Joseph I, 1750-77, peca of 1775, Lisbon mint. Very fine-extremely fine, Small scratches.)"
This type was struck 1750-76 but is seldom seen compared to similar coins that were struck in Brazil.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14.34 g, .917 fine gold, .423 troy oz AGW, 31.5 mm diameter; the second specimen 14.26 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-101, KM 240, Gomes-53.28.


  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • [2]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Sáez Salgado, Javier, Moedas de Ouro de Portugal, 1185-1889, Lisbon, Numisma Leiloes, 2001.
  • Alberto Gomes and Francisco Antonio Magro, Moedas Portuguesas e do Território Que Hoje é Portugal: Catálogo das Moedas Cunhadas para o Continentes e Ilhas Adjacentes, para os Territórios do Ultramar e Grão-Mestres Portugueses da Ordem de Malta, 6ª Edição, Lisbon: Associação Numismática de Portugal, 2013.

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