Colombia 1767-NR JV escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40009
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Áureo y Calicó sale 347, lot 286
The first specimen was lot 40009 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $3,360. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1767-JV Escudo. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Carlos III (1759-1788). EF Detail — Ex Jewelry (PCGS). A very rare and short lived type of this denomination, the "rat nose" portrait was found only on coins of Bogotá among the Colombian Escudo coins. This piece is medium yellow gold with some darker scale around the peripheral legends and devices. The obverse is fairly granular, and the edge is rounded as if once enclosed in a bezel or similar housing. Still a well-detailed example of this very rare issue. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Mike Dunigan, May 1985." The second specimen was lot 286 in Áureo y Calicó sale 347 (Barcelona, March 2020), where it sold for €5,500 (about US$7,258 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"1767. Carlos III. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino. JV. 1 escudo. Tipo "cara de rata". Bella. No figuraba en la Colección Caballero de las Yndias. Sólo hemos tenido 2 ejemplares. Rarísima. EBC-. (kingdom of Spain, Charles III, one escudo of 1767, Nuevo Reino mint. "Rat nose" type, not in the Caballero de las Yndias collection, handsome, extremely rare, about extremely fine.)"
This type is recorded from the Nuevo Reino mint for 1763, 1767 and 1771. It is quite a bit scarcer than the Popayán mint product, which bore the bust of the deceased king Ferdinand.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .098 troy oz ASW, the second specimen 3,38 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12234, AC. 1448, Restrepo 50.4, KM 42, Fr-34.


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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.
  • [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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • [2]Sisó, Teresa, Eduard Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Publica 347: Seleccion de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Áureo y Calicó, 2020.

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