Colombia 1760-NR JV 2 escudos Fr-19

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40124
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This specimen was lot 40124 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $3,360. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA.1760-J 2 Escudos. Santa Fe de Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). EF-40 (PCGS). The very rare posthumous issue, struck during the reign of Carlos III in the name of Ferdinand VI. Rich yellow gold with luster retained in protected peripheral areas. Free of any significant problems, just normal handling. A handsome example of this short-lived and highly elusive variety, the final issue in the name of Ferdinand VI. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Don Canaparo, January 1981" This specimen is one of a series struck 1756-60 at the Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) mint. While the two escudos is a rare denomination for Mexico, it is common for the Colombian mints. Five different two escudos were issued in 1760 as each mint issued the denomination in the name of the deceased Ferdinand VI and the succeeding Charles III and assayers J and JV appeared for Nuevo Reino.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-10783, KM 30.1, Fr-19, Restrepo 16.16.


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