Colombia 1807-NR JJ 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 20744 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,092.50. The catalog description noted, "Carlos IIII gold 8 Escudos 1807-JJ Nuevo Reino, nice lustrous AU-UNC, very bold features, several short scratches on the obverse including three on the cheek." The type was struck in Nuevo Reino 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, tho the price of gold has made this coin expensive. Assayer JJ is recorded for 1772-1808. Overdates abound.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 62.1.
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