Colombia 1703-NR ARCE 8 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11049
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This specimen was lot 11049 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1703-ARCE 8 Reales. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Carlos II (1665-1700). VF Detail — Holed (PCGS). An attractive posthumous issue of Carlos II, the final year of Colombian 8 Reales coinage until 1721 and the extremely rare issues of Philip V. Nice medium gray with smooth, attractive surfaces. The assayer is multiply struck and a bit indistinct, but the last three digits of the date are crisp. The hole at 9:00 on the obverse aligns to 6:00 on the reverse, which is shift double struck but still shows a good denomination. Original and appealing, a fine example of a very scarce issue. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins." This type is also known dated 1702.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 26.50 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-unlisted, Restrepo M62.24, KM 12.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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