Just in.... AV 8 Escudos 1813/12-NR Neuvo Reinos Mint

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by panzerman, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Got this MS-62 Colombia 8 Escudos (Fernando VII) for bargain price of $1500US:happy: I got home from work last Sunday at 9:30 evening. First thing I did was check auction site. I found no one had bid on this coin, so after my shower/ supper....I checked site, there where 5 minutes left, so around 11:15 I placed my bid and WON! Same coin sold in Stack's Eldorado Sale for double that amt.
     
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  3. Mkman123

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  4. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Jeepers, I forgot....sorry! 583279-1.jpg 583279-2.jpg
     
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  6. Nathan401

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  7. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Active Member

    what a beauty!!!
     
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  8. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Very nice.

    Almost had one myself in 2009 at a good price, but passed since I didn't know if it was real. Turned out it was :(
     
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  9. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    $1500. - dollars ? Escudos me !!!
     
  10. Bert Gedin

    Bert Gedin Well-Known Member

    There was something in the air that night, The stars were bright, Fernando. - Though we never thought that we could lose, There's no regret. If I had to do the same again, I would, my friend, Fernando.
     
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  11. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Muy bien
     
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  12. Jaelus

    Jaelus Hungarian Collector Supporter

    Very nice catch!
     
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  13. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    It isn't often that something that catches my eye actually makes me go looking. But when I saw this I said what, Nuevo Reinos ?, I've never heard of any such mint - and started looking.

    The first thing I looked at was this -
    https://coinweek.com/world-coins/colombian-pillar-dollar/

    And I said to myself - OK, that explains it. It's been quite a while since I dug into Pillar dollars ! So it makes sense that something actually new, seeing as it's dated 2015, would explain why I'd never heard of it.

    But then I looked some more and found this -
    http://www.sedwickcoins.com/articles/colombia.htm

    Now I don't know when Dan added that to his website but it was certainly long after I had last been researching Spanish colonial. And given the dates for literature that Dan mentions, and where it all comes from, that explains why I have never seen reference to this mint in any of the many books I own or have owned or the many articles I've read on Spanish colonial.

    In any event, I learned something new as a result of this post and I'm glad it happened :)

    Oh, and nice coin ! But I think I've probably said that so many times that it kinda goes without saying :D
     
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  14. Clay Bowen

    Clay Bowen HaveYouSeenTheWizard?

    It's a beautiful coin, even though it has Fernando VII's face on it. Not sure what it is about French and Spanish royalty...
     
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  15. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all those nice comments:happy: Glad that the Spanish Empire produced all those beautifull AV 8 Escudos. These are the only crown sized gold coins that are affordable to average collectors like myself. The AV British 5 Guineas/ Holy Roman Empire AV 10 Dukaten are all very pricey in 100K range:( for mint state examples....
     
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