Colombia 1770-PN J 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 3693 in Goldberg sale 80 (Los Angeles, June 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Colombia. 8 Escudos, 1770-PN J (Popayán). Charles III, 1759-1788. Draped bust of Ferdinand VI right; name of Charles III in legend. Reverse: Crowned arms, Order of Golden Fleece around. PCGS graded EF-45." This type was struck 1760-71; the bust of Charles III was not adopted until 1772 at Popayán.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 38.2, Fr-24.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Frank Draskovic and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 80: the Pre-Long Beach Auction," Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.
- 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.