Colombia 1790-P SF escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40049
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This specimen was lot 40049 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $3,360. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1790-SF Escudo. Popayán mint. Carlos IV (1788-1808). MS-62 (PCGS). Bright and flashy, with light yellow gold surfaces showing abundant reflectivity and luster. The right side of the obverse shows significant strike doubling, and the entire coin is well defined. Defect free and very attractive. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." 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 83.3, KM 54.2, Fr-50.

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: 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.
  • [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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