Colombia 1665-No PoS 2 reales

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24481
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24481 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $4,993.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Philip IV cob 2 Reales 1665 No-PoS, Nuevo Reino mint, VF. A very handsome specimen despite light corrosion, with a strong strike and a full 4-digit date. Close to full weight at 6.31 grams. The initials of assayer Pedro Ramos appear in various forms in these series, with this date being the only one catalogued that shows the PoS variation. Clearly the finest of the two pieces of this date plated by Restrepo and extremely rare. Ex: Lasser collection (Ponterio 1/2005, lot 786)."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine silver, .202 troy oz ASW, this specimen 6.31 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 5983, KM 6.3, Restrepo-M31.16 (this coin).


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  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014

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