Colombia 1701-VA 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11010
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This specimen was lot 11010 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1701-V.A. 2 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Philip V (1700-1746). AU-50 (PCGS). An exemplary piece, with a bold 1701 date and nearly full [P]HILIPVS, followed by the V.A. assayer initials usually associated with this date. While CAROLVS is not present on this specimen, this is usually described as a posthumous issue of Carlos II. Bright yellow gold with good eye appeal, no sediment or damage, quite soft at centers of both sides but blessedly well struck at the peripheries. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. Acquired from Kurt Spanier in New York, December 1981." This date is also recorded with assayer ARCE.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 7827 (unlisted assayer), Restrepo M79var, Fr-8, KM-14.2.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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