Colombia 1826-B JF 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40376
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This type was struck 1823-29 and 1836 at Bogotá. It is rather scarce. Assayer JF is listed for 1808-27. This specimen was lot 40376 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1826-JF 2 Pesos. Bogotá mint. EF Detail — Scratch (PCGS). The rarest date in this short series, with just two authentic specimens known to Restrepo. This piece appears to be struck from official dies, with design motifs and striking characteristics that match others of this type. The peripheries show deeper toning than the light yellow gold centers, and some luster survives in protected areas. An ancient X-scratch is hidden left of the reverse fasces. An important piece, as this date was missing from Eliasberg and most other noteworthy collections that included a good range of early Republic material. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Mike Dunigan, June 1981."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-70; KM 83, Restrepo 163.7.

Source:

  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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