Colombia 1776-NR JJ escudo

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Jean Elsen sale 114, lot 1117
Colombia 1776NR escudo rev JElsen 114-1117.jpg
This specimen was lot 952 in Jean Elsen sale 114 (Brussels, September 2012) where it sold for €170 (about US$263 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"COLOMBIE, Charles III (1759-1788), AV 1 escudo, 1776 (sur 1775) JJ, Santa Fe (Bogotá). Droit: B. drapé et cuirassé à droite. Revers: Ecu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Beau à Très Beau. (Colombia, Charles III (1759-88), gold one escudo of 1776 (over 1775), Bogotá mint. Obverse: draped and cuirassed bust to right; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Fine to Very fine.)"
The Colombian mints (Popayán and Nuevo Reino) concentrated on minting gold, to the near exclusion of silver which predominated at the other colonial mints. While this makes Colombian colonial silver coins expensive, Colombian colonial gold is (comparatively) reasonable and this type is fairly common.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .901 fine gold, .098 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3,35 g.

Catalog reference: C.C.T., 640; Fr-41, KM 48.1.


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