Colombia 1741-M 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 44 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $1,904. The catalog description noted, "Bogota, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1741(M), NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census. Bold full shield (well centered) with much crown above, off-center cross with prominent tressure and clear date at top, contrasting sediment on fields. NGC #4722647-010." 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 The production of cobs continued sporadically into the 1740's. It was superseded by milled portrait coinage.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: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6.76 grams.
Catalog reference: Cayón-9760, Fr-8, Restrepo-M80.12; S-B26; KM-17.2; CT-397.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.