Colombia 1816-Pn 1/4 real

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photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
average circulated specimen
average circulated specimen

This specimen was lot 16593 in the Whittier sale (Heritage auction 410, Long Beach, June 2006) where it sold for $575. The catalog description noted[1], "Ferdinand VII 1/4 Real 1816 Popayán, lightly toned AU, very boldly detailed, natural planchet flaw extending through the coin at one edge. Ex-Ray Johnson Collection." Colonial quarter reales of the "Lions and castles" type are known from the Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and Popayán mints for 1796-1819 (KM 63, KM 67--this type). Cundinamarca quarter reales of debased silver are known for 1814-15 (KM F2) and 1820-22 (KM 79). Republican quarter reales (KM 85) are known for 1826-36. None are common, particularly in nice condition; the specimen shown sold for twice the estimate.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.84 g, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 67.2.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 410: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2006.

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