Colombia 1794-NR JJ 1/2 real
Revision as of 16:22, 11 April 2012 by Meontko
Colombia. Restrepo recorded only one known pillar half real from Colombia, a 1760NR. The Colombian mints (Popayan and Nuevo Reino, now Bogota) were prolific issuers of gold but little silver prior to about 1810. The specimen shown was lot 1035 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $3,737.50. The catalog description noted,
"Bogota, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1794JJ, rare. AVF with very nice toning, no problems. Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.69 g, .896 silver, .049 troy oz ASW. This specimen 1.8 grams.
Catalog reference: KM-57; Restrepo-77.3; CT-1329.
- Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.