Colombia 1759-NR JV 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 11146 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1759-JV 8 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). AU-55 (PCGS). Called extremely rare in the Calicó Onza book and very rare in Restrepo, the 1759 Santa Fe 8 Escudos with JV assayer has been missing from most major collections over the last half century. This variety is illustrated in Calicó with a pencil rubbing (perhaps of this coin, as it shows the same die break at the tip of the bust, but there is not enough detail to be certain). The strike is sharp and perfectly centered, and the medium yellow surfaces show good luster and no major flaws. A circulated specimen in the March 2013 Huntington Collection sale (Morton and Eden) hammered at 2400 pounds. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Cayón's sale of April 2002, lot 1501." This type was struck at Bogotá 1756-60 and at Popayán 1758-60. Unlike later dates (after 1772), these early issues are rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10919, KM 32.1, Fr-15, Restrepo M24.14.
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