Colombia 1829-B RS 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40377
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This type was struck 1823-29 and 1836 at Bogotá. It is rather scarce. This specimen was lot 40377 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1829-RS 2 Pesos. Bogotá mint. AU-50 (PCGS). Rich antique gold with darker contrast and pastel highlights, a natural and very attractive scheme. Ideally centered, well struck, and free of significant problems, just a very nice example for the grade. A rare date in this elusive series. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Lester Merkin, April 1970."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-70; KM 83, Restrepo 163.9.

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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