Colombia 1836-P RU escudo

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40345
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This type was struck 1823-36 at Popayán and 1823-25 at Bogotá. This type is fairly common. This specimen was lot 40345 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $264. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1836-RU Escudo. Popayán mint. AU-58 (PCGS). Struck in medal alignment. Fully lustrous over frosty light yellow gold surfaces. The portrait on this date is exceptionally crude, and the obverse die shows a rough, crude texture. An impressive specimen with the look of a Mint State piece. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Gebura & Co., March 1982."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-72; KM-81.2; Restrepo 162.36i.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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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