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The Last One Real of Colonial Colombia

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The Last One Real of Colonial Colombia

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Colombia. 1819-FJ 1 real. Bogota (NR) mint. Inverted J. VF-30 (NGC). A nice original example of an issue that is both scarce and historic. After Simon Bolivar's victory at the Battle of Boyaca in August 1819, royalist New Grenada (including Bogota) became republican Gran Colombia, making this the final silver royalist issue of the Bogota mint. Examples tend to be low grade, when encountered at all. This choice example seems suspiciously nicer than the grade assigned, with good sharpness and suggestions of lustre around the peripheries. Both sides are attractive deep gray with no problems and exceptional eye appeal. The portrait of Ferdinand VII, in whose name this was struck, does not appear on any colonial issues of Colombia; this portrait is that of Carlos IV. For those assembling collections of every Spanish colonial mintmark, a coin like this offers the opportunity to fill the space for NR with an unusually pleasing specimen.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade VF30
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 3893051008

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Colombia. 1819-FJ 1 real. Bogota (NR) mint. Inverted J. VF-30 (NGC). A nice original example of an issue that is both scarce and historic. After Simon Bolivar's victory at the Battle of Boyaca in August 1819, royalist New Grenada (including Bogota) became republican Gran Colombia, making this the final silver royalist issue of the Bogota mint. Examples tend to be low grade, when encountered at all. This choice example seems suspiciously nicer than the grade assigned, with good sharpness and suggestions of lustre around the peripheries. Both sides are attractive deep gray with no problems and exceptional eye appeal. The portrait of Ferdinand VII, in whose name this was struck, does not appear on any colonial issues of Colombia; this portrait is that of Carlos IV. For those assembling collections of every Spanish colonial mintmark, a coin like this offers the opportunity to fill the space for NR with an unusually pleasing specimen.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade VF30
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 3893051008

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