Colombia (1652)-N PR 2 reales

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24480
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24480 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip IV cob 2 Reales (1652) N(R)-PR, Nuevo Reino mint, VF, Struck from the same pair of dies as the plate coin of Restrepo-M31.2 (showing a clear 1652 date, but twice holed), this piece can safely be attributed to 1652. Since it is eye-appealing and full weight, it should prove attractive for the specialist of this elusive series." This type was issued from Bogotá intermittently 1652-65 and all dates are listed as "Rare" in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine silver, .202 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6.85 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 5929, KM 6.3, Restrepo-M31.2 (same dies).

Sources:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014

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