Colombia 1744-FS M 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 339, lot 12691
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 12691 in Heritage sale 339 (Orlando, FL, January 2004), where it sold for $5,462.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Felipe V gold Cob 8 Escudos 1744-FS, crude VF-XF with a perfectly centered, full date in the reverse legend! A very rare type in any condition, this example is certainly among the most desirable due to the incredibly prominent date. The obverse is quite bold on the shield and the S to the right is clear. A true prize for the advanced collector of Latin America." This type is listed for 1736-46 with all dates marked as rare. Milled coinage of gold commenced in 1756.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10075, KM 24.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 440: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2007.

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