Colombia 1792-NR JJ 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29543
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29543 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $1,468.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV gold 8 Escudos 1792 NR-JJ AU58 NGC, Nuevo Reino mint. Borderline Uncirculated with slight friction evidence on the higher points, strong subjacent luster and attractive surface quality. Conditionally very scarce and quite desirable in this technical designation." The type was struck in Popayán in Nueva Granada (now Colombia) 1791-1808. Overdates abound, including a 1792/1. Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and its neighbor Popayán were the most prolific issuers of gold coins during the colonial period and this coin is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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


Catalog reference: KM62.1, Onza-1122.

Source:

  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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