Colombia 1761-PN J 4 escudos
This specimen was lot 1470 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $862.50. The catalog description noted, "1761 J 4 escudos. Popayán mint. VF details (NCS). Types as above. Mount removed at 12:00, but surfaces finer than typical jewelry pieces, with pleasing light yellow gold color. Purchased from Mortimer Hammel, April 18, 1945." This type was struck at Popayán 1760-62 and 1769 but never at Bogotá.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.54 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 13.39 grams, 31.60 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 37, Fr-26, Restr-64.
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