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The Mystique of the “Pillar Dollar” – Treasure and World Coin Auction #12

The Mystique of the “Pillar Dollar” – Treasure and World Coin Auction #12

Bogota, Colombia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770VJ, encapsulated NGC MS 63, extremely rare (14 known). KM-unlisted (39 for type),Calico-1000, Cayon-unlisted. Est: $40,000-$60,000. Few coins muster the mystique of the “pillar dollar,” known to Spanish-speakers as “columnario,” a truly beautiful coin that was ONLY struck at the Spanish colonial mints of Mexico, Lima, Potosi, Guatemala, Santiago and Bogota. Those […]

Colombian Pillar Dollar

Colombian Pillar Dollar

Until three years ago, no one even knew that the 1770 Nuevo Reino Pillar Dollar existed. That changed quickly, however, when an amazing stash of 14 coins was found during the bulldozing of a parking lot in Bogota that was being razed for a new building. Buried beneath the dirt and the decades was the […]

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