Colombia 1787-P SF 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 211
The specimen shown was lot 211 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 1,800 € (about US$2,795 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos III (1759-1788). 1787. Popayán. SF. 8 escudos. Rayitas en reverso. Brillo original. Bella. Escasa así. EBC. (Charles III, 1759-88, eight escudos of 1787, Popayán mint. Reverse adjustment marks, handsome, scarce, extremely fine.)
This type was struck 1772-89 at Bogotá and Popayán and is perhaps the most common Spanish colonial gold coin. In 1785, the purity was reduced from .901 to .875 fine.

Reported Mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 50.2a, Cal. 140.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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