Colombia 1686-NR G 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11008
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This specimen was lot 11008 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1686-(G?) 2 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Charles II (1665-1700). AU-50 (PCGS). Nice yellow gold with deeper contrasting color in recesses. No assayer is visible on the planchet, but the full four-digit date is plain and easily legible. The shield is double struck and lacks crisp detail, while the cross is fairly strong. This date is not listed by Restrepo, and it was likewise missing from the Norweb (1997) and Lasser (2005 and 2007) offerings. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. Acquired from Stack's, December 1969." This type was struck 1667-93, with assayer G reported for 1678-92. All dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .198 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.66 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-unlisted, Restrepo M66, KM 14.1, Fr-3.


  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [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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