Colombia 1628-NR P real

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11093
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This specimen was lot 11093 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $408. The catalog description[1] noted,
"COLOMBIA. 1628-P Real. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Philip IV (1621-1665). F-12 (PCGS). With a full four digit 1628 date and clear N/R/P mintmark and assayer left of the shield, both sides of this coin are blessed with fortuitous centering. The shield is worn but complete. Choice surface quality and attractive toning over dusky gray surfaces. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From a hoard discovered by Clyde Hubbard in Medellín in the 1950s and subsequently published by Robert I. Nesmith. Plated in Nesmith's "A Hoard of the First Silver Coins of Nuevo Reino de Granada (Colombia)," 1958, coin #4d, illustrated on plate XXIX and in a line drawing on p. 520."
This type was struck 1627-50; dated specimens are known for 1627-29, 1633, 1650.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 3.06 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 5715, Restrepo M20.12, KM 5.

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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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