Colombia 1808-P JF 8 escudos Fr-61
This specimen was lot 11268 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,620. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1808-JF 8 Escudos. Popayán mint. Ferdinand VII (1808-1833). AU-58 (PCGS). Light yellow gold with bright reflectivity and luster on both sides. A little soft at centers, mostly visible at the base of the shield. Struck on a slightly out-of-round planchet, leaving the denticles a bit short on the left side of the obverse. A very good looking piece with no significant defects. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Lester Merkin's auction of December 1973, lot 563." Altho Ferdinand VII's name was used on the obverse legend, it is the bust of Charles IV which appears. This was typical for all of Colombia's coinage in the last years of the colonial era. Assayer JF is recorded for 1792-1816.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M128.1, Fr-61, KM 66.2.
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