Colombia 1758-PN J 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20682
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20682 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 4 Escudos 1758J Popayán, XF45 PCGS, very scarce type featuring the King with peruke, small surface marks primarily on the obverse. The reverse is sharp with traces of original luster in the legends." This type was struck 1758-60 and is out of the reach of the average collector. The plate coin in the SCWC is of the succeeding type of Charles III.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .917 fine gold, .499 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10832, Fr-18, KM 31.2.


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  • 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.
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  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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