Colombia 1651-NR RMS 8 Reales

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Ponterio sale 150, lot 9310

This coin was lot 9310 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $8,050. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 8 Reales, 1651-PoRMS. Bogotá Mint. Philip IV (1621-65). Ex: Calico. Hammered for $9,500 in the Millennium Sale. RARE. NGC AU-55." The type was struck in Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) in Nueva Granada (now Colombia) 1651-65 but is now rare. As is typical of cobs, the majority lack legible dates. The Cartagena mint, during its brief period of operation, struck some in 1655; these are very rare. The production of cobs continued sporadically into the 1740's. It was superseded by milled pillar coinage.

Recorded mintage: Unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 6423, KM 7.1; Cal-527; Calb-1349; Rl-M46-8 (plate coin).

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.

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