Colombia 1820-JF 2 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 42372
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This specimen was lot 42372 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,140. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Cundinamarca. 1820-JF 2 Reales. Bogotá mint. F-12 (PCGS). A rare type with the LIBERTAD AMERICANA obverse and a Nueva Granada reverse. Light silver gray with various marks and lines and a shallow lamination across the central reverse." This type was struck for the shortlived regime of Nueva Granada in 1819-20 and it is much scarcer than the similar two reales (KM C5) struck for Cundinamarca province.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.98 g, .666 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 77, Restrepo 140.2.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [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.

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