Colombia 1772-NR VJ 2 reales

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 983
The specimen shown was lot 983 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $2,185. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1772VJ, rare. Attractively toned VF, well struck, good rims, just very slightly bent. This is the main variety with N•R (mintmark) and V•J (assayer). For comparison, a similar specimen sold in our Auction #8 for $2,400 + buyer's fee (lot 1818). Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."
The SCWC lists five dates for Nuevo Reino between 1772-84, all rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .194 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6.5 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-47; Restrepo-42.2; CT-1410.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.

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