Colombia 1833/2-P RU escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40341
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This type was struck 1823-36 at Popayán. It is somewhat common. Assayer UR is listed for 1829-36 and RU for 1827-41 (they may be the same assayer). This specimen was lot 40341 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $180. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1833/2-RU Escudo. Popayán mint. VF-35 (PCGS). Medium yellow gold with good luster and a better than usual strike. The reverse shows some blushes of light rose toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Spink America's sale of the Norweb Collection, March 1997, lot 472."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-72; KM 81.2, Restrepo 162.28.

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 and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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