Colombia 1762-NR JV 8 escudos Fr-23

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11155
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This specimen was lot 11155 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1762-JV 8 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Carlos III (1759-1788). AU-53 (PCGS). Lustrous light yellow gold with deeper orange toning among the peripheral legends. Fairly well centered, denticles just a bit longer at the lower right obverse than the upper left, good strike on both sides. No major marks are seen. This final use of the Ferdinand VI bust on a Santa Fe 8 Escudos is very rare, listed as 'only a few examples known' in the Calicó Onza book and missing from most major collections. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Don Canaparo, June 1981." This type was struck at Popayán 1760-71 and at Bogotá 1760-62. Unlike later dates (after 1772), these early issues are rare. For 1762, an eight escudos with the "rat nose" bust of Charles III also exists (Fr-31).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-12751, KM 38.1, Fr-23, Restrepo M69.6.

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

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