Colombia 1810-NR JF 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 90, lot 3421
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3421 in Goldberg sale 90 (Los Angeles, January 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia. 8 Escudos, 1810-NR JF. Ferdinand VII. Official uniformed bust right. Reverse: Crowned Hapsburg arms within chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece. blazing original mint luster. Rare this nice. Tied for finest graded. NGC graded MS-63." 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. Overdates abound, including an 1810/09.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-70; KM-66.1.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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
  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 90: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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