Colombia 1764-NR JV 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 20390 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $3,965.63. The catalog description noted, "Carlos III gold 8 Escudos 1764-JV Nuevo Reino, VF-XF with well-struck details, perhaps cleaned long ago and now nicely toned. Very scarce type featuring the early portrait of the King." This type was struck 1762-71 at Nuevo Reino (KM 41, Bogotá, mintmark "NR"). The neighboring Popayán mint minted eight escudos at the same time but used the bust of Ferdinand VI (KM 38.2, struck 1760-71).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 41.
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