Colombia 1816-P FR escudo

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 117
The specimen shown was lot 117 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816F.R, P.N mintmark, encapsulated NGC XF 40. Lustrous and red-toned, slightly weak center of shield but otherwise nice (rare grade), interesting variety with dots in mintmark and assayer. (Note KM lists the assayer for this issue as FM in error.)"
This type is listed in the SCWC from Nuevo Reino for 1808-20 and from Popayán for 1808-19. It is along the more common Spanish colonial gold coins.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: CT-unlisted (Type 73); KM-64.2; Restrepo-123.21a.


  • 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.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.

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