Colombia 1788-P SF 2 escudos

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 111
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. The specimen shown was lot 111 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $603.75. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1788SF. Attractively red-toned VF with bold rims (broad flan), slightly off-center strike."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.7 grams.

Catalog reference: CT-518; KM-49.2a; Restrepo-62.34.

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.
  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.

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