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My Two Columnarios from Chile, and Other Santiago Mint Colonial Coins.

EddiEddi Posts: 437 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 16, 2023 2:08AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

I have shown these two before, but never together - the pride and joy of my Santiago, Chile mint colonial collection.

Of course, if anybody has any colonial coins from the Santiago mint It would be great to see them :)


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  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are excellent and very rare! Well done. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I do not have any to add.

  • Those are some interesting pieces.

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 761 ✭✭✭✭

    I been looking/searching for a columnario type too one of these days...
    Not a columnario but here is a 1/0 Pop:
    1786-So DA 2R

  • EddiEddi Posts: 437 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 15, 2023 10:46AM

    @ELuis said:
    I been looking/searching for a columnario type too one of these days...
    Not a columnario but here is a 1/0 Pop:
    1786-So DA 2R

    Very nice and scarce to rare in that condition. Congratulations.
    In my experience, Santiago mint Carlos III minor coinage, specially 2R, 1R and 1/2R in grades above fine to very fine, like this example, is surprisingly scarce to rare. By comparison, Carlos IV coinage in higher grades is seen much more often.

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 761 ✭✭✭✭

    @Eddi said:
    Very nice and scarce to rare in that condition. Congratulations.
    In my experience, Santiago mint Carlos III minor coinage, specially 2R, 1R and 1/2R in grades above fine to very fine, like this example, is surprisingly scarce to rare. By comparison, Carlos IV coinage in higher grades is seen much more often.

    Thank you. Indeed SO are way difficult to find like this one,

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 761 ✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:

    Nice coin, just for curiosity I tried to see it on the PCGS cert verification, but no luck. It shows a message in red.

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ELuis said:

    @Boosibri said:

    Nice coin, just for curiosity I tried to see it on the PCGS cert verification, but no luck. It shows a message in red.

    I regraded it at one point. It’s a 64

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 761 ✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:

    Nice coin, just for curiosity I tried to see it on the PCGS cert verification, but no luck. It shows a message in red.

    I regraded it at one point. It’s a 64

    Thanks!

    So, when it is regraded, the cert # remains the same? anyway this is what returns:

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Eddi said:
    I have shown these two before, but never together - the pride and joy of my Santiago, Chile mint colonial collection.

    Of course, if anybody has any colonial coins from the Santiago mint It would be great to see them :)


    Congrats those are amazing coins to own!!!

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • EddiEddi Posts: 437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Boosibri , amazing coin! what can I say.....
    (now, show me an 1817 in that condition, and I will be truly impressed..... :) )

  • OriginalDanOriginalDan Posts: 3,707 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:

    @ELuis said:

    @Boosibri said:

    Nice coin, just for curiosity I tried to see it on the PCGS cert verification, but no luck. It shows a message in red.

    I regraded it at one point. It’s a 64

    Hopefully you also got a new Trueview that lights both sides of the obverse. Great looking coin.

  • EddiEddi Posts: 437 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 17, 2023 12:21AM

    @MrEureka said:
    This 4 escudos is extremely rare, possibly unique.

    I assume this is the same example referenced in C. Jara's 2005 work on Santiago coinage 1749-1772. As of 2005, this coin was considered unique. I is very possible this is still the case - One would have likely heard/read about a new example if it had been found. This is not the case. A notable coin.

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 761 ✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:
    This 4 escudos is extremely rare, possibly unique.

    Is this the ones called "Cara de Rata" or Rat Face?

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ELuis said:

    @MrEureka said:
    This 4 escudos is extremely rare, possibly unique.

    Is this the ones called "Cara de Rata" or Rat Face?

    Yes

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