Colombia 1800-NR JJ 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 3829 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Colombia. 8 Escudos, 1800-JJ (Nuevo Reino). Charles IV. Uniformed bust right. Reverse: Crowned arms within Order chain. NGC graded MS-62." The type was struck in Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) in Nueva Granada (now Colombia) 1791-1808. Nuevo Reino and its neighbor Popayán were the most prolific issuers of gold coins during the colonial period and this coin is common. Assayer JJ is recorded for 1774-1808.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-51; KM-62.1.
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