Colombia (1632-41)-NR A 2 escudos
The first specimen was lot 23404 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description noted, "Felipe IV gold Cob 2 Escudos ND (1623-41), MS62 NGC, lightly toned with decent centering, the A assayer is bold and part of the R of the NR mintmark is also visible. The A mintmaster initial belonged to Alonso de Anuncibay, who was active from 1632-1641." The production of cobs continued sporadically into the 1740's. It was superseded by milled pillar coinage. As with most cobs, specimens with legible dates form a minority of survivors.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 4.1.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.