Colombia 1804-NR JJ 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3040, lot 29582
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29582 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV gold 8 Escudos 1804 NR-JJ AU58 NGC, Nuevo Reino mint. A pleasant example, with slightly dull yet partially lustrous surfaces - as usually seen on similar coins from this colonial mint - but only limited friction evidence on the higher points and contact marks within the confines of the designation. Scarce in this unflawed and engaging preservation." The type was struck in Nuevo Reino in Nueva Granada (now Colombia) 1791-1808. Overdates abound. Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and its neighbor Popayán were the most prolific issuers of gold coins during the colonial period and this coin is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM62.1, Onza-1142, Fr-51.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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