Colombia 1766-NR JV 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20683
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20683 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $2,415. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold 2 Escudos 1766JV Nuevo Reino, XF45 NGC, nicely struck with no adjustment marks, very scarce type. The final 6 in the date is punched over a 5." The "rat-nose" bust of Charles III was used at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) 1762-71 but never at Popayán which continued with the bust of Ferdinand VI until 1771.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 40.


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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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