Colombia 1830-P UR 8 escudos

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photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC

This type was struck 1822-38 at Popayán and Bogotá. This type is one of the commonest gold coins of South America but the recent rise in the price of gold has made this coin expensive. This specimen was lot 248 in Sedwick sale 9 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $1,840. The catalog description[1] noted, "Popayán, Colombia, 8 escudos, 1830UR, encapsulated NGC AU-55. Nicely struck and lustrous, just a hint of wear on the high points. Roberto Muhlenkamp 8/78. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Sedwick-7. Restrepo-166. KM-82.2.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.

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