Colombia 1659-NR R 2 escudos

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 33

This specimen was lot 33 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $1,904. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogota, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1659R, PCGS AU58. Choice full shield (well centered) with most of crown, NR to left, II-R to right, full but off-center cross with bold 165 of date (the final digit 9 certain but doubled), toned in crevices. PCGS #35328785." The production of cobs continued sporadically into the 1740's. It was superseded by milled portrait coinage.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, this specimen 6.72 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-6693, Fr-2. Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21; KM-4.1; CT-179.

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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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