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Brazil tops at Heritage

Brazilian coins highlighted Heritage Auction Galleries world coin auction held April 22-24 at the Chicago International Coin Fair at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.

The $5.2 million auction was topped by a $138,000 bid for an 1844 100 reis of Dom Pedro II. The coin was graded VF-35 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. The cataloger said it is one of just three known.

Also bringing $138,000 was a proof Chinese one-kilo gold coin that has a denomination of 10,000 yuan. The coin contains 32.124 troy ounces of gold. It is dated 2002 and it commemorates the Year of the Horse.

Bringing $37,375 was a silver Joao 960 reis. It is dated 1810 and has an “M” mintmark for Minas. The coin has what is called an inverted reverse, or coin alignment. It was graded XF-45 by NGC. The cataloger notes that this is the first example he has ever seen.

Also fetching a bid of $37,375 was a 960 reis of Dom Pedro II dated 1834-R and graded VF-35 by NGC.

Another Dom Pedro II issue, a 500 reis dated 1848 and graded NGC XF-40, brought $32,000.

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