Colombia 1813-P JF 2 reales

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1066
This specimen is one of a type struck at Popayán 1810-20, during the reign of Ferdinand VII using the bust of the previous king, 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 specimen shown was lot 1066 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $373.75. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1813JF. Richly toned VF, off-center strike with resultantly crude rims (also a couple small nicks), very colorful and rustically attractive. Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."
The royalists were finally expelled from Colombia in 1819 and republican issues, interrupted in 1816, resume the same year. Assayer JF is known from Popayán for 1801-16.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .896 silver, .195 troy oz ASW, this specimen 7.5 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.5; CT-977.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.

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