Colombia 1824-B JF 2 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 1559
Colombia 1824Bo 2 escudos rev Eliasberg 1559.jpg

This specimen was lot 1559 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $2,990. The catalog description[1] noted, "1824 JF 2 escudos. Bogotá mint. MS-61 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous yellow gold with deep orange highlights. Short scratches under chin and inside right cornucopia. A very rare grade for this scarce denomination. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type was struck only at Bogotá 1823-36.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 6.72 grams, 22.50 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 83, Fr-70.


  • [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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.

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