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Bogota, Colombia, 2 reales, 1819JF, Nueva Granada ("Libertad Americana"), denomination in legend, st

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Bogota, Colombia, 2 reales, 1819JF, Nueva Granada ( Libertad Americana ), denomination in legend, st
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Bogota, Colombia, 2 reales, 1819JF, Nueva Granada ("Libertad Americana"), denomination in legend, struck over a cut-down Cartagena imitation cob 4 reales with fantasy date not visible, unique, NGC VF 35. Restrepo-unl (139 for type); KM-unl. 4.51 grams. In the absence of fresh planchets, the independent government of Nueva Granada struck its 2 reales "Libertad Americana" design over confiscated "imitation cobs," which were typically from Caracas but a few were from Cartagena, as is the case here except that it is an edge-clipped Cartagena 4 reales (Restrepo 119) with unreadable fantasy date, its all-important denomination 4 visible on the reverse and distinctive lions and castles (transposed quadrants) on obverse, both sides dominated by the new coin design in relatively choice grade with lovely old toning, a unique and very important new type for advanced collectors. NGC #5937428-004. Pedigreed to the Esmeralda Collection (stated on special label).