Colombia 1834-P UR 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. An 1834/3-P UR is recorded. This specimen was lot 12138 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,170. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1834-UR 8 Escudos. Popayán mint. AU-55 (PCGS). Frosty and pleasing, with light yellow gold surfaces and a bold central strike. The obverse is aligned to the lower right, the reverse to the upper right. A few trivial reverse laminations are seen, but both sides are free of notable post-striking defects. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's, March 1968."
Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M166.39, KM-82.2, Fr-68.
- 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.
- 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.