Colombia 1790-NR JJ 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 261, lot 543
This specimen was lot 543 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €1,100 (about US$1,765 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1790. Carlos IV. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino. JJ. 8 escudos. Busto de Carlos III. Ordinal IV. Parte de brillo original. Pátina. Escasa. EBC-. (Charles IV, 1788-1808, eight escudos of 1790, bust of Charles III but ordinal IV. Some luster, toned, scarce, about extremely fine.)"
Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and its neighbor Popayán were the most prolific issuers of gold coins during the colonial period and this coin is common. Assayer JJ is recorded for 1774-1800.

Reported Mintage: unknown but common.

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

Catalog reference: KM 53.1, Cal. 118.

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, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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