Colombia 1831-P RU escudo

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This type was struck 1823-36 at Popayán and 1823-25 at Bogotá. This type is fairly common. This specimen was lot 216 in Sedwick sale 9 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $1,392.65. The catalog description[1] noted, "Popayán, Colombia, 1 escudo, 1831RU, encapsulated NGC MS-63. Choice and lustrous, slight but typical weakness in centers, still the finest known specimen graded by NGC. For comparison, an MS-62 sold in Ponterio in April of 2009 for $391. Dan Sander 3/80. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Sedwick-3. Restrepo-162. KM-81.2.


  • 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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