Colombia 1829-P FM 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 12123 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $990. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1829-FM 8 Escudos. Popayán mint. AU-50 (PCGS). Medium yellow gold with attractive coppery tones and a good deal of peripheral luster. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Manfra, Tordella, and Brookes, June 1968." 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 It was superseded by the quasi-decimal sixteen pesos issued at both mints 1837-49.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 has a slight premium in the catalog. Assayer FM is noted for 1816-30.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 82.2, Fr-68, Restrepo M166.21.
- 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.
- 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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