Colombia 1737-SF M escudo

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 47

This specimen was lot 47 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $3,867.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogota, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, (1)737(M), rare, NGC MS 62, finest and only example in NGC census. Superb full shield and cross, the latter with bold date above, exceptional grade. NGC #4722592-004." This type was issued from Bogotá 1717-46. The production of cobs continued sporadically into the 1740's. It was superseded by milled portrait coinage.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: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .099 troy oz ASW, this specimen 3.36 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-unlisted, Fr-9, Restrepo-M78.12; S-B26; KM-22 (unlisted date); CT-539.


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