Colombia 1777-NR JJ 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 164, lot 638
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 638 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 8 Escudos, 1777-NR JJ. Charles III (1759-88). BOLD VERY FINE." This type was struck at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and Popayán 1772-84 and is the most common gold coin of Charles III. It remains much in demand and is still expensive. Many overdates are recorded.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .901 fine gold, .784 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-35; KM-50.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.

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