Colombia 1655-NR PoRS 8 reales

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Sedwick sale 27. lot 663

This specimen was lot 663 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 (Winter Park, FL, May 2020), where it sold for $3,332. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogota, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1655, assayer PoRS, rare, PCGS XF40. Bold full pillars-and-waves with full and bold PoRS to left and 1655 to right (both vertical), mintmark oNR in middle and PLVS / VL/ TRA above, bold full shield (somewhat crude, as made) on other side, nicely toned around details. PCGS #39227632. Pedigreed to the Nueva Granada Collection (stated on label)." This type was struck intermittently 1651-65.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, .405 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-6484, Restrepo-M46.19; S-B7; KM-7.1; Cal-1555.

Sources:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 27, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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