Colombia 1770-PN J 2 escudos

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Sedwick sale 12, lot 141

This specimen was lot 141 in Sedwick sale 12 (Winter Park, FL, October 2012), where it sold for $890.90. The catalog description[1] noted, "Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 escudos, Charles III (bust of Ferdinand VI), 1770J. Attractively red-toned XF, no problems, scarce." This specimen is one of a series struck 1760-71 at the Popayán 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, this specimen 6.8 grams.

Catalog reference: Restrepo-58.16; CT-500; KM-36.2, Fr-28.


  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #12, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2012.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.

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