Colombia 1759-NR J 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40120
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This specimen was lot 40120 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1759/8-J 2 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). AU Detail — Tooled (PCGS). Abundant flashy luster is seen around the peripheries and clinging to devices, brightening the even light yellow gold surfaces. An area in the field, close to the truncation of the bust, shows smoothing or similar effort, resulting in the assigned designation. The rest of the coin is choice, even, and appealing. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Galerie de Monnaies, April 1975." 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-10780, KM 30.1, Fr-19, Restrepo 16.12.

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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