Colombia 1834-P RU escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40342
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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 40342 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1834-RU Escudo. Popayán mint. VF Detail — Cleaned (PCGS). A rare date, with just six examples known to Restrepo. Light yellow gold with some obverse strike doubling. A bit bright and showing some hairlines, but still reasonably attractive. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Alan Craig, April 1981."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-72; KM 81.2, Restrepo 162.30.

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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