Colombia 1782-NR JJ 2 escudos

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Steve Album sale 27, lot 1731
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This specimen was lot 1731 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA: Carlos III, 1759-1788, AV 2 escudos, 1782-NR. Assayer JJ, faint obverse adjustment marks, well struck, EF." This is one of a type struck at the Popayán mint 1773-88 with the "standard bust" of Charles III. Later issues (1785-88) were struck in .875 fine gold. This issue is among the more available two escudos of the colonial period.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM-49.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • 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]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.

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