Colombia 1760-PN J escudo

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 40006
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This specimen was lot 40006 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $2,160. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1760-J Escudo. Popayán mint. Carlos III (1759-1788). AU-58 (PCGS). Lively and lustrous light yellow gold with undimmed reflectivity at the peripheries. Choice in appearance and showing only the typical handling associated with the grade. An important issue, the first in the name of Carlos III though depicting the bust of Ferdinand VI. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Ponterio and Wyatt, July 1981." This type is listed from Popayán for 1760, 1762, 1767 and 1769. The Popayán mint never adopted the "rat nose" bust of Charles III, retained the bust of his deceased brother Ferdinand.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .098 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12206, Restrepo 48.1, KM 35, Fr-30.


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