Colombia 1820-Pn FM 8 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11304
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 11304 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1820-FM-PN 8 Escudos. Popayán mint. Ferdinand VII (1808-1833). AU-53 (PCGS). Choice medium yellow gold with frosty luster and problem-free surfaces. Softly struck on the back of the portrait and the right side of the shield, otherwise as nice as could be hoped for. Quite scarce this nice, a fitting end to this magnificent run of Colombian 8 Escudos. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins." 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 FM is recorded for 1816-20.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Restrepo M128.37A, Fr-61, KM 66.3.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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