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Rare Brazilian and Portuguese Coins, Currency Showcased in May 15 Auction

Rare Brazilian and Portuguese Coins Showcased in May 15 Auction

Heritage Auctions’ ongoing Showcase series featuring scarce and sought-after Brazilian and Portuguese rarities continues with part IV of A Special Presentation of Brazilian and Portuguese Coins and Bank Notes, which includes fine examples of both coins and paper money. Rarely are we able to offer both facets of numismatics in the same auction, and here each expresses wonderful instances of engraving, adding to the artistic merits of each respective series.

Certain to interest bidders are the impressive array of 960 Reis in advanced states of preservation, including an 1815-B 960 Reis with George III counterstamp in MS63, high-grade early gold issues, and banknotes featuring the colorful and intricate designs of the American Bank Note Company.

An impressive rarity featured in this auction is the 1729/8-R João V gold 6400 Reis. This exceedingly rare issue is the first example we have handled of this date, presented here with evenly handled motifs and antique-gold toning. Elusive in any grade, the specimen offered is only the second we’ve managed to locate outside the Banco Espirito Santo, with none in such collections as Norweb, Eliasberg, or RLM. This coin is from a five-year series, of which all dates are rare. Previous noted auction prices for coins in this series include $50,000 for the sole PCGS-graded 1728/7-R (AU58) in our 2017 ANA auction (Lot 30147), while NGC has a single 1727-R (AU Details) in their registry which brought $125,000 in January 2012. This prize represents a unique for Brazilian type collectors. This coin has been submitted to PCGS for grading and certification.

Other significant offerings in this auction include:

This auction is open for bidding now at Coins.HA.com, with the closing live session scheduled for Sunday, May 15 at 8 PM CT.

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Heritage Auction Galleries is one of the world's largest collectibles auctioneers. Besides offering rare and valuable U.S. and world coins and currency, Heritage offers ancient coins, exonumia, antiques, comic books, sports memorabilia, and many other collectibles. The firm is based in Dallas, Texas.

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