Colombia 1841-P RU 16 pesos

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photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC

This type was struck 1837-46 at Bogotá and Popayán. This type is common but assayer RU is rare for 1841 (assayer VU is common). This specimen was lot 309 in Sedwick sale 9 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $6,325. The catalog description[1] noted, "Popayán, Colombia, 16 pesos, 1841RU, encapsulated NGC MS-62, extremely rare. Flashy with prooflike luster (mirror fields), very choice and the only known specimen graded by NGC. RRRR in Sedwick and a coin to watch for the upper limit for this series. Roberto Muhlenkamp 5/77. Dr. Frank Sedwick collection of Colombian Republic gold coins."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Sedwick-19. Restrepo-212. KM-94.2.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.

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