Colombia 1669-NR PoR 4 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1212A

The specimen shown was lot 1212A in Aureo y Calicó sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it did not sell.

The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos II (1665-1700). 1669. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino. PoR. 4 reales. (Cal. falta). Rarísima. (MBC-). (Charles II, 1665-1700, four reales of 1669, Bogotá mint, of the highest rarity, nearly very fine.)
This type was issued from Bogotá intermittently 1666-93 and all dates are listed as "Rare" in the SCWC.

Tho not so noted in the catalog description, this lot has the granular finish often seen in salvaged specimens.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .931 fine silver, .405 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-7433, KM 11.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • 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.
  • [1] Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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