Colombia 1770-NR VJ 8 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11171
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This specimen was lot 11171 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1770/69-VJ 8 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Carlos III (1759-1788). AU Detail — Scratch (PCGS). Frosty and lustrous light yellow gold with a bold strike and clear overdate. The scrape across the portrait's cheek is notable, but the parallel vertical lines on the portrait are mint-made adjustment marks. Some natural low spots or planchet chips are seen on the neck, shoulder, and behind the head. A very high grade piece with a high level of aesthetic appeal. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Mike Dunigan, August 1983." This type was struck 1762-71 at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá, mintmark "NR"). The 1770 is also known without the overdate. 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: Cayón-12812, KM 41, Fr-31, Restrepo M71.18.

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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