Colombia 1758-NR J 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40118
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This specimen was lot 40118 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $600. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1758-J 2 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). EF Detail — Cleaned (PCGS). While listed as a non-overdate variety, rather than the Restrepo-described 8/7, this obverse clearly shows a repunched 8 over an earlier 8 in the date. Medium yellow gold with orange toning around devices and a glow of luster at the peripheries. Old hairlines are seen across the obverse, but they do not substantially detract from the positive eye appeal. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Glendining's sale of November 1971, lot 329." This specimen is one of a series struck 1756-60 at the Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. While the two escudos is a rare denomination for Mexico, it is common for the Colombian mints.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10775, KM 30.1, Fr-19, Restrepo 16.10.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • 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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