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Lot 1022

Colombia. 8 Escudos, 1789 P-SF (Popayan). Fr-44; KM-53.2. 27.01 grams. Charles IV, 1788-1808. Draped bust of Charles III right; name of Charles IV in legend. Reverse: Crowned arms, Order of Golden Fleece around. Solid, detailed strike, with mirror fields. Rare in this grade. NGC graded AU-58.

Popayan is a beautiful city in the province of Cauca. The volcano of Purace dominates the skyline. It was conquered in 1537 by Sebastian de Balcazar, and served as an important trading center due to its location on the trade route to Cartagena, where the precious metals would leave for Spain. Its name comes from an ancient native dialect and translates to: Po (two),Pa (straw), Yan (village).
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.
Ex Trigo Collection.

Realized $5,175

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