Colombia 1764-NR JV 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24509
Colombia 1764NR 2 escudos rev H3032-24509.jpg

This specimen was lot 24509 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $4,112.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles III gold 2 Escudos 1764, Nuevo Reino mint, MS63 NGC. Choice Uncirculated and handsomely toned, a most attractive specimen of this scarce rat-nose type and finest certified by NGC." The "rat-nose" bust of Charles III was used at Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) 1762-71 but never at Popayán which continued with the bust of Ferdinand VI until 1771.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12400, Restrepo-60, KM 40, Fr-32.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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