Colombia 1753-FS S 4 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 11001
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This specimen was lot 11001 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1753-S 4 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). AU-55 (PCGS). Light yellow gold with some white and pink encrustation or sediment in the intricacies of the design. Attractive and well centered, boldly struck at centers with a nice cross and complete shield. The mintmark, assayer, and denomination are all crisp, and the bottom half of all four date digits is visible. Round and coined on a broad planchet, this is an ideal representation of the type. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. Acquired from Stack's, April 1981." This type is listed for 1747-56 with all dates marked as rare. Milled coinage of gold commenced in 1755.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 13.46 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10812, Restrepo M96.9, Fr-12, KM-27.


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  • 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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