Colombia 1783-P SF escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40036
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This specimen was lot 40036 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1783-SF Escudo. Popayán mint. Carlos III (1759-1788). MS-61 (PCGS). A particularly nice coin at this grade level, with an especially bold portrait and a strong strike on both sides. Lustrous light yellow gold with only minor handling, nearly full reflectivity remains on the reverse. A nice piece. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Glendining's sale of November 1971, lot 422." 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.

Catalog reference: Restrepo 54.24, 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: Cayón-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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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