Colombia 1829-P UR 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 12125 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1829-UR 8 Escudos. Popayán mint. MS-62 (PCGS). Deeply lustrous and beautifully toned, with hints of dark orange. A broad ring of denticles surrounds both sides, and details are well struck throughout. The central obverse is a little granular but the aesthetic appeal is superb for the assigned grade. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From R.R. Johnson, Inc., August 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 It was superseded by the quasi-decimal sixteen pesos issued at both mints 1837-49.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 UR is listed for 1829-41, assuming UR = RU.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 82.2, Fr-68, Restrepo M166.23.
- 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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