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Bogota, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1676RG, very rare.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Gold Start Price:1,100.00 USD Estimated At:1,500.00 - 2,250.00 USD
Bogota, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1676RG, very rare.
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Bogota, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1676RG, very rare. S-B21b; KM-14.1; Restrepo-M66.14. 6.66 grams. Good full shield with NR to left and weak but certain II-RG to right, very bold full cross with distinctive extensions to tressure and clear 167 of date plus bottom loop of final 6, XF/AU with reddish toning on fields. Restrepo puts this issue under assayer Pedro Garcia (1678-92) and lists two dates (1679 and 1689/8) but does not show a photo of either date, just a photo of an undated specimen from the same dies as this lot. By mint records the assayer for 1676 is Gaspar de los Reyes, a good candidate for this two-initial assayer-mark, especially with the clear date. This period is very indistinct, however, and until we have more evidence we cannot be sure of the exact assayers or dates.