Colombia 1760-NR JV 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 29538 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $2,232.50. The catalog description noted, "Charles III gold 8 Escudos 1760 NR-JV XF45 NGC, Nuevo Reino mint. Wholesome with limited wear on the higher points and handsome old toning throughout, with some luster visible on the recessed areas of the legends. The initial date of this very scarce three-year transitional type, seldom seen in better preservation, quite elusive and desirable as such." This type was struck at Popayán 1760-71 and at Bogotá 1760-62.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 38.1, Onza-843.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
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