Colombia 1782-P SF escudo

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Sincona sale 18, lot 2875
This specimen was lot 2875 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 275 (about US$389 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1 Escudo 1782. Popayán Assayer SF. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Colombia, escudo of 1782, Popayán mint, very fine to good very fine.)"
This specimen is one of a type struck at Popayán 1772-89. 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.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: C.T. 614. Fr-42, KM 48.2.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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