Colombia 1757-NR S 4 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11308
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This specimen was lot 11308 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1757-S 4 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). AU-53 (PCGS). Even light yellow gold with no problems beyond the usual scattering of light marks. The strike is aligned to the right, with very long denticles visible at upper left on the obverse and upper right on the reverse. A very nice example of this rare issue, the final one with the S assayer initial. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins." This type was struck at Bogotá 1755-59 and at Popayán 1758-60. Unlike later dates (after 1772), these early issues are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10825, KM 31.1, Fr-17, Restrepo M20.3.

Source:

  • [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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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