Colombia 1752-SF S 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11011
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This specimen was lot 11011 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,860. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1752-S 2 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). AU-50 (PCGS). Well struck and well centered with good eye appeal. Mostly medium yellow gold, but some pink and white coral encrustation persists in the intricacies of the cross. The bottoms of all four date digits are visible, though unfortunately somewhat obscured by the encapsulation. The F / S mintmark is very bold, the S assayer mark is a bit softly rendered but still visible. A handsome, dated 2 Escudos of this later type. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. Acquired from Stack's, April 1981." This type is listed for 1747-56 with all dates marked as rare. Milled coinage of gold commenced in 1755.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 6.76 grams.

Catalog reference: Restrepo M94.6, Fr-13, KM-25.

Sources:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.


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