Colombia 1742-NR FM 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3000, lot 51148
photo courtesy Heritage Auctions
This coin was lot 51148 in Heritage Auction sale 3000 (Long Beach, May 2008), where it sold for $8,625. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Felipe V cob 8 Reales 1742-FM, choice toned VF, bold central details, struck on a broad flan, The assayer's initial M for Miguel Milano is visible on both sides, and the date can be discerned in the obverse peripheral legend at 9 o'clock. The bottom portions of the 1, 7 and 2 are present as well as about half of the 4. Santa Fe de Bogotá (NR) Mint. Ex: Ponterio Sale 133, Lot 771 with the original tag (Joseph Lasser Collection.) Extremely rare, it is thought that only two examples exist. There is some faint graffiti on the reverse edge at 9 to 11 o'clock which appears to be a name, and a small natural flan flaw on the obverse below the pillars and waves. From the Besalú Collection."

Recorded mintage: Unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.931 fine silver, 0.810 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27.41 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9437, Calbeto - unlisted, KM 18a; Cal-800; RL-M76S-9.


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  • 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.

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