Colombia 1825-B JF 2 escudos

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photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC

This type was struck 1823-29 and 1836 at Bogotá. This specimen was lot 220 in Sedwick sale 9 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $5,462.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogotá, Colombia, 2 escudos, 1825JF, encapsulated NGC AU-55, rare. Lustrous and choice, nicer strike than usual. Sedwick says in his book: 'Every date in this series, which is underrated, merits RR.' Norweb's AU specimen sold for $1,100, and Eliasberg's EF-45 sold for $1,265. Lou Collins 8/78. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Sedwick-4. Restrepo-163. KM-83,, Fr-70.


  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.

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