Colombia 1778-NR JJ 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 105 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description noted, "Bogota, Colombia, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1778JJ. VF+ with toning around details, slightly off-center and out-of-round (as made)." This type was struck at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and Popayán 1772-84 and is probably the most common two escudos of colonial Latin America.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .901 fine gold, .196 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.68 grams.
Catalog reference: Restrepo-61.15; CT-494; KM-49.1.
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- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.