Colombia 1828-B RS 8 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12120
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This specimen was lot 12120 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $960. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1828-RS 8 Escudos. Bogotá mint. EF Detail — Tooled (PCGS). Medium yellow gold with some typical softness at centers and a lamination right of center on the reverse. Some added metal or corrosion was smoothed on the obverse between LI of REPUBLICA. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Harmer Rooke, July 1975." This type was struck at Popayán 1822-36 and at Bogotá 1822-38. It was superseded by the quasi-decimal sixteen pesos issued at both mints 1837-49. Both types are common enough that some attempt to collect complete date sets. This date is noted as common. Assayer RS is listed for 1828-46.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 82.1, Fr-67, Restrepo M165.15.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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