Colombia 1775-P JS 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 30631 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "Charles III gold 8 Escudos 1775/4 P-JS XF40 NGC, Popayan mint, Fault-less for the grade, with remnants of luster clinging to the legends, a strong strike and no individually bothersome marks. The clear under-digit in the date certainly helps add a touch of character." The type was struck in Popayán in Nueva Granada (now Colombia) 1772-84 (later dates were .875 fine). Assayer JS is noted for 1772-76. Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and its neighbor Popayán were the most prolific issuers of gold coins during the colonial period and this coin is common.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .901 fine gold, .784 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 50.2, Fr-36, Onza-804.
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