Colombia 1840-P RU 1/2 real
This specimen was lot 44117 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $960. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1/2 Real, 1840-RU. Popayan Mint. AU Detail--Cleaned (PCGS). Full details, untoned. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck at Bogotá and Popayan 1838-48.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.26 g, .666 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-96.2; Restrepo-178.5.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.