Colombia 1835-P RU escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40343
Colombia SB818-40343r.jpg

This type was struck 1823-36 at Popayán. It is somewhat common altho this is an unlisted date. Assayer UR is listed for 1829-36 and RU for 1827-41 (they may be the same assayer). This specimen was lot 40343 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1835-RU Escudo. Popayán mint. AU-58 (PCGS). Another rare date in this series. Exceptionally well struck, with a fully realized portrait and reflective fields. Some orange toning highlights are seen on the lustrous surfaces, coupled with trivial scattered hairlines. A minor lamination is noted behind the base of the portrait. A really lovely example. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Capitol Coin, February 1969."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-72; KM 81.2, Restrepo 162.32.

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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