Colombia 1833-B RS 8 escudos
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 112 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $1,180.88. The catalog description noted, "Bogota, Colombia, 8 escudos, 1833RS. Attractively red-toned XF+ with slightly weak centers."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.92 grams.
Catalog reference: Sed-6; Restrepo-165.25; KM-82.1, Fr-67.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.