Colombia (1751-52)-FS S 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3040, lot 29575
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This specimen was lot 29575 in Heritage sale 3040 (Long Beach, April 2015), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold Cob 4 Escudos ND (1751-52) AU50 NGC, Santa Fe mint, Well preserved with little actual wear and attractive orange toning. Struck over a smallish flan as frequently seen so date is not apparent. The bold 4/8 denomination on the obverse and the style of the ribbons on the reverse allow to assign it to the 1751-1752 period per Restrepo's detailed study. A good representative of this very rare type, desirable despite the lack of a clear date." This type is listed for 1747-56 with all dates marked as rare. Milled coinage of gold commenced in 1756.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-12, KM 27, Restrepo-type M96.


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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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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