Colombia 1761-PN J 8 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 1469
Colombia 1761P 8 escudos rev Eliasberg 1469.jpg
This specimen was lot 1469 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $3,680. The catalog description[1] noted,
"1761 J 8 escudo. Popayán mint. AU-58 (NGC). Types as above. Rich yellow gold with orange highlights, scattered marks before the king's portrait, and small scratches on the reverse, including one at the mintmark. Highly lustrous and very attractive, a particularly nice example of this type. Popayán continued to use a bust of Ferdinand VI to represent Carlos III until 1772. This date is called 'rara' (rare) in Calico. Purchased from Watkins Coin Company, July 1943."
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; this specimen: 26.68 grams, 37.10 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12746, KM 38.2, Fr-24, Calico Onza-791.


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  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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