Colombia 1768-NR JV 2 escudos
This specimen is one of a series struck 1762-71 at the Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint in Nueva Granada, now Colombia, during the reign of Charles III (1759-88). The Popayán mint used the old bust of Ferdinand VI until 1771, even tho the Bogotá mint was using a bust of Charles III after 1762. The two Colombian mints concentrated on issuing gold during this period; silver coinage prior to the 1810's is very rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .200 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 40.
- 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.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.