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    Colombia. Fernando VII 8 Escudos 1814JF. Bogota mint. CT mark of unknown silversmith. KM66.1. VF. Edge filed, marked CT in crenellated rectangle. Once mounted, traces of tooling at central reverse and at 12:00 on both sides. Weight 7 grains over the typical 17 dwt standard of post-Revolutionary America (415.1 grains). By the post-1816 Federal standards, this would have been worth $14.56. Not plugged. This piece may have been marked to sign a jewelry piece rather than to regulate it: it was mounted at central reverse and atop the coin and may have been part of a larger piece. The rim has been filed in areas (4:00, 7:00, 9:00), perhaps where mounts were once present. The original edge device is intact elsewhere. Identifying this mark (especially to a jeweler) may offer a better idea of the intent.

    The consignor believed this was Cornelius Tiebout, once John Burger's apprentice and active in New York from 1770 to 1830. Given its odd weight, lack of clips, and lack of plug, this does not seem to have been regulated. It is still desirable as a gold coin countermarked by an American smith, as such coins are very rare and avidly collected.

    Provenance: Ex. Simmons Gallery on October 16, 2001, via K. Eckardt.
    From the Edward Roehrs Collection of U.S. Regulated Gold.


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