Colombia 1827-B RR 8 escudos
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 230 in Sedwick sale 9 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $5,405. The catalog description noted, "Bogotá, Colombia, 8 escudos, 1827RR, encapsulated NGC AU-58. Highly lustrous and starting to tone, Mint State in our opinion but still the finest known specimen graded by NGC. RR in Sedwick. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Sedwick-6. Restrepo-165. KM-82.1.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.