Colombia 1811-NR JF 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40255
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This specimen was lot 40255 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1811-JF 2 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Ferdinand VII (1808-1833). MS-62 (PCGS). The JF/J overassayer variety and the last of the 2 Escudo issues from colonial Bogotá. Bright and lustrous medium yellow gold with very nice eye appeal for the grade. The right obverse field is somewhat bowed, limiting the portrait detail, but other devices are nice and sharp. The top of the J is clearly visible beneath and on top of the F in the assayer. A scarce and historically important issue. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Don Canaparo, December 1981." This type was struck at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) 1808-11 and at Popayán 1817-19 and is quite a bit scarcer than the earlier type of Charles IV, last struck in 1806. The bust of Ferdinand VII did not appear on any Colombian coins during his reign.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 65.1, Fr-63, Restrepo 124.5a.


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