Colombia 1797-P JF 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 243, lot 814

This specimen was lot 814 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 2,500 € (about $3,777 including buyer's fees).

The catalog[1] noted,
"1797. Carlos IV. Popayán. JF. 8 escudos. Bellísima. Brillo original. Rarísima así. S/C. (Eight escudos of 1797, Popayán mint. Very nice, original luster, very rare thus, about uncirculated.)"
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 JF is recorded for 1792-1808.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 66.2, Cal. 76.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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