Colombia 1789-NR JJ escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40046
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This specimen was lot 40046 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,140. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1789-JJ Escudo. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Carlos IV (1788-1808). MS-62 (PCGS). The rare Bogotá debut of the Carlos IV Escudo series, struck in the name of Carlos IV but with a portrait of Carlos III. Light yellow gold with good visual appeal, some luster, and no major issues. The obverse is aligned to the right, reverse to the left, limiting some denticles. A handsome example of this elusive first year of the type. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Spink America's sale of the Norweb Collection, March 1997, lot 309 (part)." This date represents a transition between the reigns of Charles III, whose bust is shown, and Charles IV, whose name is cited. The Colombian mints would not adopt the bust of Charles IV until 1792, over three years after the old king's death. The transitional dates are not rarer than any other but bring a premium from type collectors.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Restrepo 82.2, Fr-49, KM 54.1.

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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