Colombia 1820-NR JF escudo

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Eliasberg lot 1554
Colombia 1820NR escudo rev Eliasberg 1554.jpg

This specimen was lot 1554 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "1820 JF 1 escudo. Bogotá mint. AU-58 (NGC). Types as above. Pale medium gold. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type was struck at Bogotá 1808-20 and at Popayán 1808-19 and is among the more available Spanish colonial gold coins.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 3.29 grams, 18.40 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 64.1, Fr-65.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 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.
  • 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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