Colombia 1833/2-P FM 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 40280 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1833/2-FM 8 Escudos. Popayán mint. EF-40 (PCGS). Pleasing and original light yellow gold with deeper toning on devices. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Ponterio and Associates, June 1990. Earlier, from Sotheby's sale of May 1990, lot 161." This type was struck 1822-38 at Popayán and Bogotá. This type is one of the commonest gold coins of South America but this assayer is last listed in the SCWC for 1830.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 82.2, Fr-68, Restrepo 166.33.
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