Colombia 1735 M 2 escudos

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Aureo sale 232, lot 164

The specimen shown was lot 164 in Aureo y Calicó sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 1,250 euros (about $2,062 including buyer's fees).

The catalog description[1] noted,
"Felipe V (1700-1746). 1735. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino. M. 2 escudos. Leones y castillos. Visible el nombre y ordinal del rey. Fecha perfecta. Muy rara así. MBC+. (Philip V, 1700-46, two escudos of 1735, Bogotá mint, lions and castles. King's name and ordinal visible and perfect date, very rare thus, choice extremely fine.)
This type was issued from Bogotá 1717-46.

Specimens with legible dates are worth double those without. Many have been made into jewelry and sold as "pirate gold."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz.

Catalog reference: KM 17.2, Cal-391.

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.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • [1] Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • 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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