Colombia 1777-NR JJ 2 reales

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 985

The specimen shown was lot 985 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $10,925.

The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1777JJ, rare, Restrepo Plate Coin, finest known. Bold XF with toned legends, well struck and problem-free, considered the finest known specimen of Charles III 2R of Colombia. Plate Coin in Restrepo's Monedas de Colombia (2009). 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-42.6; CT-1413.


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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