Colombia 1832-P UR 8 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12132
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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 12132 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1832/1-UR 8 Escudos. Popayán mint. AU-58 (PCGS). Pale yellow gold with bright frosty luster on both sides. Well struck, though a couple of parallel adjustment marks are seen at the central obverse if scrutinized. A light abrasion is present right of U in REPUBLICA. A handsome piece. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Alan Craig, August 1977."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Restrepo M166.30, KM-82.2.

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, 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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