Colombia 1809-P JF 8 escudos

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UBS sale 84, lot 2739

This specimen was lot 2739 in UBS sale 84 (Basel, January 2010). The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Fernando VII. 1808-1824. 8 Escudos 1809, Popayán. Assayer JF. Minor planchet faults. About extremely fine." The type was struck in Popayán in Nueva Granada (now Colombia) 1808-20. An overdate, 1809/8, is noted for the year. 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 27.04 grams.

Catalog reference: Calico 1275, C.T. 53, Fr-61, KM 66.2.

Source:

  • [1]UBS Gold & Numismatics, Auction 84: Gold and Silver Coins, Basel, 2009.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-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.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.

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