Colombia 1825-B JF 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 75, lot 2930
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This specimen was lot 2930 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $1,323. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia. 8 Escudos, 1825-JF (Bogotá). Liberty head left. Reverse: Crossed bow, arrows and cornucopiae. NGC graded AU-53." This type was struck at Popayán 1822-36 and at Bogotá 1822-38. It was superseded by the quasi-decimal 16 pesos issued at both mints 1837-49. Both types are common enough that some attempt to collect complete date sets.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-67; KM 82.1.

Source:

  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • 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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