Colombia 1808-NR JJ 8 escudos Fr-51

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1658
This specimen was lot 1658 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 925 CHF (about US$1,109 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos IV. 1788-1808 8 Escudos 1808. JJ-Nuevo Reino. Gutes sehr schön. (Colombia, Charles IV, 1788-1808, eight escudos of 1808, Nuevo Reino mint. Good very fine.)"
This 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 JF is recorded for 1792-1816.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.97 g.

Catalog reference: KM 62.1, Cayón 14620. Fr-51.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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