Emilio Ortiz's Spanish Colonial Cuartillos Auction


January 2024 NYINC Auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries witnessed outstanding success, especially for the Spanish Colonial Cuartillos from the Emilio M. 


Emilio Ortiz's collection featured a broad spectrum of ¼ Real issues spanning the entire Spanish colonial period. Bidders, including numerous specialists.

Diverse Collection

A highlight was a rare overstruck issue from Santo Domingo, featuring clear details from both undertype and overstrike, achieving an astonishing $15,600.

Standout Rarity

Noteworthy was the Potosi Cob 2 Reales, overstruck with milled Cuartillo dies, attracting competitive bids and realizing $10,800. 

Unique Pieces

Colombian Cuartillos shone with a stunning Cartagena issue in NGC MS-64 selling for $8,400. A rare Bogota Cob graded NGC VF-35 reached $4,080.

Colombian Excellence

Stack’s Bowers Galleries anticipates presenting the second part of the Emilio Ortiz Collection, focusing on Latin America.

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