Colombia 1668-NR PoRS 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24495
image courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24495 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $12,925. The catalog description[1] noted, "Among the Finest Charles II Nuevo Reino 8 Reales 1668 NR-PoRS, Nuevo Reino mint, Good VF. full weight at 27.30 grams. A truly wonderful specimen of the rare type of Nuevo Reino cob 8 Reales issued under Charles II's name. Undoubtedly among the finest known in terms of wear, this coin is also well struck, and clearly shows all the important data: the 1668 date, the NoRo mintmark nad the PoRS initials (for assayer Pedro Ramos) flanking the pillars, and the king's name C(AR)OLVS to the right of the shield. Most of the HISPANIARVM ET INDIARVM REX legend on the pillar side can also be easily read. A very desirable type coin and an important opportunity for the collector of this elusive series. Ex UBS (Auction 45, 9/1998, lot 3154 for CHF14,500)."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27.30 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 7537, KM 12, Restrepo-M62.4.


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  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014

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