Colombia 1811-P JF 2 reales

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Aureo sale 242, lot 281
Sedwick sale 11, lot 1064
Sedwick sale 11, lot 1065
The first specimen was lot 281 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 340 € (about $528 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Fernando VII (1808-1833). 1811. Popayán. JF. 2 reales. Atractiva. Rara y más así. EBC-. (Ferdinand VII, 1808-33, two reales of 1811, Popayán mint. Attractive, rare thus, about extremely fine)."
The second specimen shown was lot 1064 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $396.75. The catalog description[2] noted,
"Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1811/0JF. 6.8 grams. Lustrous XF with colorful toning in legends, no problems, clear overdate. Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."
The third specimen shown was lot 1065 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $368. The catalog description[2] noted,
"Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1811JF, no overdate. 6.6 grams. Bold XF with faint luster, slightly crude rims (as made) but no problems. Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."
This specimen is one of a series minted 1810-20 in Popayán during the reign of Ferdinand VII. It uses the bust of Charles IV. In fact, Ferdinand's portrait does not appear on any product of the Colombian mints (Popayán and Nuevo Reino). The catalog values the Nuevo Reino dos reales higher than the Popayán dos reales tho it seems to appear more often. The royalists were finally expelled from Colombia in 1819 and republican issues, interrupted in 1816, resume the same year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 70.2, Restrepo-114.2 (overdate), Restrepo-114.3 (regular date); Cal. 975 var, Restrepo 120.2.

Source:

  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.
  • [2]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.

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