Colombia 1772-NR VJ real

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1000
The specimen shown was lot 1000 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $4,600. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1772/1772V•J, rare. Beautifully toned XF+ with clear overdate and dot between V and J, slightly off-center strike with parts of rims weak, with slightly grainy surfaces (as made), no damage at all. Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."
The SCWC lists seven dates for Nuevo Reino between 1772-84, all scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver, .098 troy oz ASW, this specimen 3.2 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-46.1; Restrepo-38.1a; CT-1624.

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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