Colombia 1781-P SF 2 escudos

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 3802
Colombia 1781P 2 escudos rev Goldberg 69-3802.jpg

This specimen was lot 3802 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description [2] noted, "Colombia. 2 Escudos, 1781-SF (Popayán). Charles III. Older standard bust to right. Reverse: Large crowned Hapsburg arms, within chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Mint mark at lower left and assayers' initials at lower right, separated by fleece. Value 2- S at left and right of shield. NGC graded EF-45." This type was issued at Popayán in 1772-84 is among the more available two escudos of the colonial period. The contemporary silver issues are very rare. This specimen appears to be the 1781/0 overdate mentioned in the SCWC but is not awarded any premium therein.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .901 fine gold, .196 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-40; KM-49.2.


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  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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