Colombia 1778-P SF 4 escudos

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Aureo sale 243, lot 602

This specimen was lot 602 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 600 € (about $906 including buyer's fees).

The catalog[1] noted,
"Carlos III (1759-1788). 1778. Popayán. SF. 4 escudos. Parte de brillo original. Escasa. (Four escudos of 1778, Popayán mint. Some luster, scarce.)"
This type was struck at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) 1775-79 and Popayán 1773-83 and is much scarcer than the accompanying eight escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .901 fine gold, .392 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 44, Cal. 355.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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