Colombia 1817-P FM 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40256
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This specimen was lot 40256 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1817-FM 2 Escudos. Popayán mint. Ferdinand VII (1808-1833). EF Detail — Ex Jewelry (PCGS). While some shallow natural granularity is noted, and hairlines remain from an old cleaning, this does not look like a piece that has seen life in jewelry. Well struck and nicely detailed, though some unobtrusive adjustment marks are noted near the central obverse. Fairly natural in appearance, a good looking example of the scarce final Popayán 2 Escudos type. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Hans M.F. Schulman's sale of June 1972, lot 94." This type was struck at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) 1808-11 and at Popayán 1817-19 and is quite a bit scarcer than the earlier type of Charles IV, last struck in 1806. The bust of Ferdinand VII did not appear on any Colombian coins during his reign.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 65.2, Fr-64, Restrepo 125.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.

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