Colombia 1760-NR J 2 escudos Fr-27

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40126
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This specimen was lot 40126 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $840. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1760-J 2 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Carlos III (1759-1788). AU-53 (PCGS). Flashy light yellow gold with blushes of rose and violet. A few marks are noted in the lower left reverse field, along with scattered hairlines and tiny contact points on both sides. This variety is the first of the Colombian 2 Escudos struck in the name of Carlos III, making it a desirable historical issue. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Spink America's sale of the Norweb Collection, March 1997, lot 313." 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. 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 ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12380, KM 36.1, Fr-27, Restrepo 56.1.

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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