Colombia 1814-P JF 2 reales
Popayán dos reales tho it seems to appear more often. The specimen shown was lot 1067 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $6,325. The catalog description noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1814/3JF, rare. VF+ with attractively rainbow-toned fields, very nice strike and problem-free, considered the rarest date of the Popayán 2R. 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. Assayers JF are known from Popayán for 1801-16.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .896 silver, .195 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6.7 grams.
Catalog reference: KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.6; CT-978.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.