1812 Colombia Gold 8 Escudos NGC AU 58

$4,658.00 USD

The Colombia Gold 8 Escudos, graded as NGC AU 58, is a coin of substantial historical and numismatic importance. Minted during the Spanish colonial period, these coins were a key part of the Spanish monetary system in South America, reflecting the vast wealth generated from the region's gold mines. The 8 Escudos, also known as a "Doubloon," was a significant denomination used in large transactions and international trade, symbolizing both economic and political power.

The obverse of the Colombia Gold 8 Escudos features a portrait of the reigning Spanish monarch at the time of minting, surrounded by inscriptions denoting the monarch's name and titles. This side of the coin exemplifies the high level of artistry and craftsmanship characteristic of the era, showcasing the influence of Spanish rule in colonial Colombia.

The reverse side  displays the Spanish coat of arms, incorporating heraldic symbols such as castles, lions, and the Pillars of Hercules with the motto "Plus Ultra" (More Beyond). These elements emphasize Spain's imperial reach and maritime dominance. The NGC AU 58 (Almost Uncirculated) grade indicates that the coin is in excellent condition, with only slight wear visible on the highest points. This grade retains much of the coin’s original luster and detail, making the Colombia Gold 8 Escudos a highly desirable piece for collectors and investors, highlighting its historical and economic significance.