Colombia 1654-NR R 2 escudos

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Goldberg sale 81, lot 1625
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 1625 in Goldberg sale 81 (Los Angeles, September 2014), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia. Cob 2 Escudos, 1654 NR R. Philip IV, 1621-1665. Crowned arms. Reverse: Jerusalem cross in quadrilobe. Double struck. Full date. Rare. NGC graded MS-61. Ex Maravillas Treasure." The production of cobs continued sporadically into the 1740's. It was superseded by milled pillar coinage.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: Cayón no. 6690, Fr-2. KM 4.1.

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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 81: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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