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    Semi-Mythical 1819 Bahia 4000 Reis - The First We Have Seen

    João VI gold 4000 Reis 1819-(B) MS63 NGC, Bahia mint, KM327.3, LMB-580, Gomes-28.01 (Rare), Bentes-436.01 (R3). Mintage: 1,864. Date between two crosses. It is genuinely a rare opportunity that we are able to offer a Brazilian coin of such mythical status as the 4000 Reis of 1819 struck at Bahia--a mint-date altogether missing from the RLM, Paulistana, and Santa Cruz collections, and one which we have been entirely unable to locate coming to auction in at least the last several decades. Minted during a period when gold was already decidedly scarce in the Bahia region of Brazil, the period of João's majority as King João VI saw an almost complete stagnation of the mint for gold coins, with this particular denomination struck for only two years, and then not again until 1825. Struck to a tiny fraction of the figure of the contemporary Rio mint--where 49,000 pieces were produced during this same year--the 1819 is undoubtedly the most challenging date of the whole 4000 Reis series, with a piece surviving in this quality usually an unimaginable occurrence. Of the utmost importance to all collectors of Brazilian coinage and certain to fill a long-time gap in even the most advanced of cabinets.

    Note for clients in the European Union: This lot is considered by the European Union to be “investment gold”. We believe that it meets the criteria established in Article 344(1), point (2) of Council Directive 2006/112/EC and thus should be exempt from import VAT regardless of the selling price. Any questions or concerns about VAT should be addressed to your accountant or local tax authority.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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