Gold Price Brazil
Brazil is a South American country stretching from the Amazon Basin in the north to the Iguacu Falls in the south. Brazil is officially known as the Federative Republic of Brazil, and is the largest country in South as well as Latin America. It is one the largest countries in the world by area, and also has one of the globe’s largest populations.
The Brazilian Real is the official currency of Brazil. The real is issued and controlled by the Central Bank of Brazil , and the currency can be subdivided into 100 smaller units known as centavos. The modern real was introduced in July of 1994, as part of a larger plan to stabilize Brazil’s economy. The new currency replaced the cruzeiro real. The Brazilian currency is one of the most heavily traded currencies in the world.
Brazil has extensive natural resources, and its mining sector is focused on copper, tin, gold, iron and bauxite. The hunt for gold in Brazil has drawn explorers for centuries, and the industry in Brazil has a very long history going back to the 1700s. Although Brazil may have significant gold reserves, it is not currently one of the world’s biggest producers. Brazilian gold production reportedly fell to 80 MT in 2016. There are numerous companies currently mining for gold in Brazil including AngloGold Ashanti, Kinross Gold, Yamana Gold Jaguar Mining and more.
The Casa da Moeda do Brasil is the Brazilian Mint. The mint is owned by the Brazilian Government and was established in 1694. It is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro. The mint is responsible for production of legal tender coins and banknotes. In addition, the mint also produces medals and security prints.
Many types of Brazilian gold coins can still be found today, and some of them may be highly collectible. The 1724-B Brazil Gold 4000 Reis Joao VI AU-58 NGC is one such example. This gold coin contains .3169 ounces actual gold weight and was minted at the Bahia Mint.
Graded coins like this Brazilian gold coin may have significantly higher premiums when compared to popular bullion coins. The age of many Brazilian gold coins may make them highly sought after by collectors, and relative scarcity can also drive prices. A graded Brazilian coin like the example above has been thoroughly inspected for authenticity and every detail of the coin has been examined. The coin is then assigned a grade by a professional grading company, and it is encapsulated to protect the coin for many years to come. Although collectible gold coins may increase in value as the price of gold rises, they may also appreciate due to further aging and relative scarcity.
Gold prices in Brazil may be quoted by the ounce, gram or kilo. Although prices will likely be quoted in the local currency, they are often also quoted in other popular currencies such as U.S. Dollars, Euros or Great British Pounds.
Gold coins can be purchased for local coin and bullion shops, or even from online dealers or auction sites like Ebay.