Colombia 1805-NR JJ 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 12182 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $4,406. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 8 Escudos, 1805-NRJJ. NGC MS-63. Frosty mint luster." 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, including an 1805/4. 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.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.