Colombia 1816-NR JF 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20762
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20762 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VII gold 8 Escudos 1816-JF Nuevo Reino, MS62 NGC, full frosty mint luster with just a few surface marks. Very scarce and desirable when graded mint state. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." Altho Ferdinand VII's name was used on the obverse legend, it is the bust of Charles IV which appears. This was typical for all of Colombia's coinage in the last years of the colonial era. Assayer JF is recorded for 1808-1820. Overdates abound, including an 1816/4 and an 1816/5.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 66.1.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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