Colombia 1824-B JF 8 escudos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Colombia 1824B 8 escudos rev 600.jpg

This type was struck at Popayán 1822-36 and at Bogotá 1822-38. It was superseded by the quasi-decimal sixteen pesos issued at both mints 1837-49. Both types are common enough that some attempt to collect complete date sets but nice specimens like the Eliasberg specimen are, as always, seldom seen. The specimen shown here is of average quality.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 82.1.

Source:

  • 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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