Colombia 1760-NR JV 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24362
Colombia 1760NR 2 escudos rev H3026-24362.jpg

This specimen was lot 24362 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold 2 Escudos 1760-JV Nuevo Reino, XF45 NGC Huntington Collection, nicely toned with bold details on both sides, scarce early type featuring the King in a curled peruke." This type was struck at Bogotá 1760-62 and at Popayán 1760-71. Five different two escudos were issued in 1760 as each mint issued the denomination in the name of the deceased Ferdinand VI and the succeeding Charles III and assayers J and JV appeared for Nuevo Reino.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-12381, KM 36.1, Fr-27.

Source:

  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.

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