Colombia 1797-NR JJ real

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1011
from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12034
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The specimen shown was lot 1011 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $1,098.25.

The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1797JJ, XF with gorgeous old toning all over, no problems, nice strike. Plate coin in Calico's Numismatica española (2008). Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."
The second specimen was lot 12034 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $384. The catalog description[2] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1797-JJ Real. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Carlos IV (1788-1808). VF-30 (PCGS). Sharp and original with good color and surfaces, showing just a very light scrape on the lower part of the portrait. Nearly as nice as the Murias coin, plated in Calicó, which brought over $2,000. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins." The SCWC lists eleven dates for Nuevo Reino between 1792-1804, all scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .896 fine silver, .097 troy oz ASW, the first specimen 3.5 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-58; Restrepo-78.20; CT-1189.


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  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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