Colombia 1761-NR JV 2 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 1471
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a second, circulated specimen, from a Goldberg sale
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The first specimen was lot 1471 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "1761 J 2 escudo. Bogotá mint. AU-50 (NGC). Types as above. Medium gold with deeper highlights toward the rims. Lightly cleaned long ago and a trifle bright, but sharply struck and attractive. Purchased from Watkins Coin Company, July 1943." This type was struck at Bogotá 1760-62 and at Popayán 1760-71.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 6.71 grams, 22.90 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12381, KM 36.1, Fr-27.


  • 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.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.

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