Colombia 1817-NR FJ 2 reales

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 996

The specimen shown was lot 996 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $299.

The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1817FJ, no dot before HISPAN, clashed dies. Nicely toned AXF with a few copper spots (dark), nice rims, interesting error with center of pillars side visible on the bust. 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 6.5 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-70.1; Restrepo-113.5b; CT-1010.

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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