Here is a Gold coin that was struck when Spain had colonies around the globe. This Gold 8 Escudos was struck at the Cartagena Mint in Colombia. The obverse of this historic coin carries a likeness of King Charles III of Spain. The Columbian crowned arms within a chain are on the reverse.
Its fineness is .875 with an actual Gold weight of .7614 oz. This example has been graded AU Details with obverse graffiti by NGC. These 18th century Gold coins from Columbia don't show up with much frequency, so don't miss out! KM# 50.1a.
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