Colombia 1828-P FM 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 29557 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1828 POPAYAN-FM AU58 PCGS, Popayán mint, Borderline Uncirculated with little actual high-point wear, strong mint luster and the often encountered soft strike in the centers. A well above average representative of the issue, very scarce in this engaging quality." 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 It was superseded by the quasi-decimal sixteen pesos issued at both mints 1837-49.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.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz.
Catalog reference: KM 82.2, Fr-68.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
- 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.