January 23, 2012

Colombia, 1802


The Spanish King's Order of 30 October 1801 and Edict #729 (19 January 1802)  likely triggered a platina price spike on European markets.

Citation: Relaciones de los vireyes del Nuevo reino de Granada  ,  Relacion de Pedro Mendinueta (1802) p.

 Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1801FA, contemporary counterfeit made in gold-plated PLATINUM. CT-342 (for type); KM-435.1 (for type). 6.8 grams. Slightly different details from genuine issues, the platinum revealed by slight wear on high points, AU grade. 

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