Colombia 1759-NR J 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 74, lot 3825
Colombia 1759NR 8 escudos rev Goldberg 74-3825.jpg

This specimen was lot 3825 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $2,875 including buyer's fees. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia. 8 Escudos, 1759-J (Nuevo Reino). Older standard bust to right. Reverse: Small crowned Hapsburg arms within chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Mint mark at lower left and assayers' initial at lower right, separted by fleece. No value is shown. Single assayer initial rare for this year. Sharply struck example. NGC graded About Uncirculated, Details (Excessive Surface Hairlines)." This type was struck 1756-60 and is out of the reach of the average collector.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-15; KM-32.1.

Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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