Colombia 1816-NR FJ 2 reales

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 994
The specimen shown was lot 994 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $2,875. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ/JJ (scarce over-assayer), finest known. Lustrous Mint State, and almost unheard-of grade for this series, with fully detailed bust (rare for this series), die-crack in front of face and slight rim-weakness in places but completely undamaged and very flashy. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 2003 (lot #1576). Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."
This type is listed in the SCWC from Nuevo Reino for 1816-19 and from Popayán for 1810-20. It is not common but considerably more available than the issues of Charles III and Charles IV.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .194 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6.6 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-70.1; Restrepo-113.2; CT-unlisted.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.
  • 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.

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