Colombia 1749-FS S 4 escudos

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 20334
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This specimen was lot 20334 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 4 Escudos, 1749/8-FS. Ferdinando IV (1746-59). NGC EF-45. VERY RARE. With bifurcated ribbons in reverse fleur-de-lis. Tops of the date run off the flan. Struck on a compact flan and with fully original surfaces. Darker toned metal within the protected areas contrasting nicely with the raised devices. Well centered and attractive. Missing from nearly all collections." This type is listed for 1747-56 with all dates marked as rare. It was struck for Fernando VI, not Fernando IV. Milled coinage of gold commenced in 1756.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW, this specimen 13.51 gms.

Catalog reference: Fr-12; KM-27; Restrepo-M96-6.


  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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