Colombia 1786-P SF 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 20695 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,552.50. The catalog description noted, "Carlos III gold 8 Escudos 1786-SF Popayán, AU55 NGC, very bold and attractive, an ideal type coin for this ruler. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." The type was struck in Popayán in Nueva Granada (now Colombia) 1785-89 (earlier dates were .901 fine). Assayer SF is noted for 1776-92. Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and its neighbor Popayán were the most prolific issuers of gold coins during the colonial period and this coin is common.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 50.2a.
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