Colombia 1663-NR PoRS 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11043
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This specimen was lot 11043 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1663-PoRS 8 Reales. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Philip IV (1621-1665). AU-50 (PCGS). A sharp and high grade example of this date. The surfaces are lovely light silver gray with some frost within recessed areas. The date and denomination are both exceptionally bold. Two arc-shaped impressions on the obverse appear to be post-striking, somewhat affecting the assayer and mintmark. The reverse is a bit granular, but still very appealing. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins." This type was struck 1651-65, all dates are noted as rare. Assayer POR (sometimes PORS, as here) is known for 1651-69.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, .405 troy oz ASW, this specimen 26.78 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 6566, Restrepo M46.32, KM 7.1.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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