½ Real - Carlos III

Features

Country Colombia
King Charles III (1759-1788)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1760
Value 1/2 Real (1/2)
Currency Colonial Real (1616-1820)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 1.69 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 118053
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# A45,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Hernández# 65,
Pedro Pablo Hernández; 2013. Monedas y Billetes de Colombia : colonia y república 1616 a 2013 (6th edition). Begon, Medellín, Colombia.
Restrepo# 30.1
Jorge Emilio Restrepo; 2012. Coins of Colombia : Spanish colonial and republican 1619 to 2012 (4th edition). Self-published, Medellín, Colombia.

Obverse

Crowned shield surrounded with legend and assayer's initial (JV)

Lettering:
•CRS•III•D•G•HISP•ET IND•R•
JV

Translation: Carlos III, by the Grace of God (Dei Gratia) Carlos III King of Spain and the Indies

Reverse

Crowned globes flanked by crowned pillars with banner, surrounded with legend. Date below flanked by mint mark.

Lettering:
VTRA QUE VNUM
N•1760•R

Translation:
Both as one
New Kingdom (Nuevo Reino de Granada)

Mint

NR Casa de Moneda de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia (1620-1987)

Comments

Sold for $26,400 in January 2018 on a Stacks & Bowers auction: https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/lots/view/3-96B1P/colombia-1760-jv-12-real-santa-fe-de-nuevo-reino-bogot-mint-carlos-iii-1759-1788-restrepo-301-gilboy-sf-05-1-vf-30-pcgs

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1760 NR-JV Extremely rare, probably unique

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