Colombia 1827-B JF 8 escudos

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1663
This type was struck 1822-38 at Popayán and Bogotá. This type is one of the commonest gold coins of South America but the recent rise in the price of gold has made this coin expensive. This specimen was lot 1663 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 1,000 CHF (about US$1,199 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Republik Kolumbien, 1820-1837 8 Escudos 1827. JF-Popayan Sehr schön. (republic of Colombia, eight escudos of 1827, Popayan mint, Very fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.99 g.

Catalog reference: KM 82.1. Fr-68.

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.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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