Colombia 1795-NR JJ 1/2 real
This specimen is one of a series struck intermittently 1792-1801 at the Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint during the reign of Charles III. The type is scarce, tho not as rare as the preceding pillar types from Colombia. Restrepo recorded only one known pillar half real from Colombia, a 1760NR. The Colombian mints (Popayán and Nuevo Reino, now Bogotá) were prolific issuers of gold but little silver prior to about 1810. The specimen shown was lot 1036 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $598.The catalog description noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1795JJ, rare. Deeply toned AVF with hint of luster, slightly crude rims due to poor centering, no problems, commonest date of the series but nice for the issue. Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.69 g, .896 silver, .049 troy oz ASW. This specimen 1.9 grams.
Catalog reference: KM-57; Restrepo-77.4; CT-1330.
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- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.