Colombia 1788-P SF 8 escudos

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1655
This specimen was lot 1655 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos III. 1759-1788 8 Escudos 1788. SF-Popayan. Gutes sehr schön. (Colombia, Charles III, 1759-88, eight escudos of 1788, Popayan mint. Good very fine.)"
This type was struck at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and Popayán 1785-89 and is the most common gold coin of Charles III. It remains much in demand and is still expensive. Many overdates are recorded. In 1785, the purity was reduced from .901 to .875 fine.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.98 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón 13008, KM 50.2a, Fr-35.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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