Colombia 1819-P FM 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24373
Colombia 1819P 2 escudos rev H3026-24373.jpg

This specimen was lot 24373 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VII gold 2 Escudos 1819-FM Popayán, AU50 NGC, lightly toned and original with bold design features, scarce and underrated type." This specimen is one of a type struck at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) 1808-11 and Popayán 1817-19. The Colombian mints (Popayán and Nuevo Reino) concentrated on minting gold, to the near exclusion of silver which predominated at the other colonial mints. While one escudos and eight escudos are plentiful, two escudos are rare. Assayer FM is recorded for 1816-20.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-16272, KM-65.2.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • 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.

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