Colombia 1757-NR S 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40115
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This specimen was lot 40115 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $750. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1757-S 2 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). AU-50 (PCGS). Choice medium yellow gold with some contrasting encrustation in the peripheral legends. Some subtle scrapes between A of MAGNA and S of SEQUOR are left over from a light repair on a still present pit. Modest granularity is seen, but the strike, centering, and eye appeal are all excellent. A good looking early 2 Escudos of Bogotá. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Southwest Numismatics, August 1972." This specimen is one of a series struck 1756-60 at the Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Multiple assayers exist for this date. While the two escudos is a rare denomination for Mexico, it is common for the Colombian mints.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10769, KM 30.1, Fr-19, Restrepo 16.4.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.

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