Colombia 1760-PN J 2 escudos

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Sincona sale 4, lot 5999

This specimen was lot 5999 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it sold for 850 CHF (about US$1,131 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA Fernando VI. 1746-1759 2 Escudos 1760, Popayán. Assayer J. Cuirassed bust to right. Rev. Crowned shield of arms. Edge fault. Very fine-extremely fine." This type was struck at Bogotá 1760-62 and at Popayán 1760-71. 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 AGW, this specimen 6,68 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10782, C.T. 152, Fr. 20, KM 36.2.


  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.

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