Colombia 1627-RN E 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11018
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This specimen was lot 11018 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,440. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1627-RNE 8 Reales. Cartagena mint. Philip IV (1621-1665). XF Detail — Salt Water Damage (PCGS). Another early Cartagena 8 Reales with a seawater provenance. Struck on a broad planchet that allows for a complete PHILIPPVS on the right side of the shield. Both the assayer and denomination are visible and the shield is well detailed. Despite peripheral corrosion, all four date digits are visible and the lions and castles are crisp, despite a gap near the cross's center where an inclusion has corroded away. Light silver gray with good appeal despite the minor surface imperfections. A rare fully dated 8 Reales of this type. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins." This type is listed for 1626-34 tho this date is not listed in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW, this specimen 26.78 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 6240, Restrepo M45.3, KM 3.4.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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