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    1726-M Joao V 20000 Reis

    Largest Gold Issue from Brazil

    Joao V gold 20000 Reis 1726-M, KM117, MS62 NGC. A powerfully struck example of this grand Portuguese Colonial type with fully rendered detail within the crown's beading and bold separation in the dentils on both sides. Very attractive as far as these come with delicate graces of orange-gold tone around the devices and an even lustrous appearance. Light handling, nearly imperceptible to the naked eye, defines the grade. Among the largest gold coins ever struck for circulation, with over 1.5 ounces of pure gold, it is a real testament to the wealth generated out of Brazil in the early 18th century.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.

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