Colombia 1658-NR PRS 4 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11060
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This specimen was lot 11060 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1658-P.RS 4 Reales. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Philip IV (1621-1665). VF-35 (PCGS). Handsome deep silver gray with lighter devices. The surfaces are finely granular, but they do not suggest a salvage provenance. The centering and strike are excellent across a well-made planchet, and the date, assayer, and mintmark are all plain on the obverse. A very nice example of the issue, a date unlisted by Restrepo. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins." This type was issued from Bogotá intermittently 1651-65 and all dates are listed as "Rare" in the SCWC. Assayer POR is known for 1651-69.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .931 fine silver, .405 troy oz ASW, this specimen 13.40 grams.

Catalog reference: Restrepo M38, date unlisted, KM 10.1.

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]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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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