Colombia 1760-NR JV 8 escudos Fr-15

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11148
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This specimen was lot 11148 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1760-JV 8 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). AU-53 (PCGS). The rare final Santa Fe 8 Escudos struck in the name of Ferdinand VI, called rare in Restrepo and extremely rare in the Calicó Onza book, where this piece serves as the plate coin. Nice deep yellow gold with rich toning around the devices and superb aesthetic appeal for the grade. Some luster persists, far more on the reverse than the obverse. The centering is perfect, showing a broad ring of denticles around both sides, and the strike is bold. A thin die crack extends from the rim through the pellet after FERDND. This would be a choice specimen even if it was a common date. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Christie's Geneva sale of the Kurt Homme Collection, November 25-26, 1981, lot 841." This type was struck at Popayán 1760-71 and at Bogotá 1760-62. Unlike later dates (after 1772), these early issues are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 32.1, Fr-15, Restrepo M24.14.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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