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Latest revision as of 11:30, 2 August 2020

Ponterio sale 182, lot 478
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This specimen was lot 478 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $11,750. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 8 Escudos, 1754-S. NGC EF-45. VERY RARE Dated Colombian Cob 8 Escudos of Ferdinand VI (1746-60). While the production of gold in Columbia began in 1622, for more than a century production was limited mainly to the 2 Escudos denomination. In fact, it is not until 1743 that the first 8 Escudos is documented. The production of Cob 8 Escudos spans a short period, just over a decade from 1743 to 1756 with only a small number of examples that can be attributed to any one given date. Hence all 'Cob' 8 Escudos of Columbia should be considered RARE. The specimen offered here exhibits a full four digit date of 1754, a date with only 6 examples known. The surfaces are highlighted with attractive and rich old orange gold tone and exhibit excellent central details. Only minor peripheral striking weakness is noted at edges, as to be expected on cob coinage. Full date, clear mintmark and most of kings name are visible. EXTREMELY RARE." This type is listed for 1747-56 with all dates marked as rare. Milled coinage of gold commenced in 1756.


Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-11S; KM-26; SF-C8-FVI-54; Cal-type-17#59; Calico-629.


Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.

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