Bogota, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 2 reales, 1815 J.F, "Libertad Americana," denomination 2/1 (extreme

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Bogota, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 2 reales, 1815 J.F,  Libertad Americana,  denomination 2/1 (extreme
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Bogota, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 2 reales, 1815 J.F, "Libertad Americana," denomination 2/1 (extremely rare), NGC AG 3. Restrepo-137.3; KM-unl (type C4). The various 1815-6 2R issues of Cundinamarca are all rare and represent the first type of "Libertad Americana" coins featuring a feather-headdress-clad native for the bust of Liberty but with CUNDINAMARCA specified in the legend (as opposed to 1819-20 issues solely under New Granada). Among these, the rarest of all (even rarer than the NUEBA error highlighted in Eldorado, erroneously cataloged as NVEBA, which is another variety) is the error with denomination 2 punched over 1, as we have here, believed to be one of only two known (Restrepo says "one known," but this coin is not the one pictured in Restrepo). While the NGC label specifies the variety, unfortunately the census does not, so it appears that an AU 58 example is known, but that coin (Lissner collection) clearly has just a 2 and not 2/1. As the stated grade of the present lot indicates, this piece is well worn, particularly in the centers, but it is all honest wear with no egregious marks, the reverse typically plagued with annealing flaws but the denomination and legends all full and clear, with light toning. For the Colombian specialist who may never see this variety again. NGC #6442565-045. Pedigreed to the Bernal Collection (stated on label).