Colombia 1797-NR JJ 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12176
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 12176 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,528. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 8 Escudos, 1797-NRJJ. NGC AU-55. Charles IV (1788-1808)." This type was struck at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and Popayán 1791-1808 and is the most common gold coin of Charles IV. It remains much in demand and is still expensive. Many overdates are recorded. Assayer JJ is recorded for 1774-1808. In 1785, the purity was reduced from .901 to .875 fine.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-51; KM-62.1.

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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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