Colombia 1844-B RS 16 pesos
This specimen was lot 24388 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description noted, "Nueva Granada gold 16 Pesos 1844-RS Bogotá, MS61 NGC, virtually fully lustrous with only a light scattering of contact marks, quite attractive for the assigned grade." This type was struck at Popayán 1837-46 and at Bogotá 1837-49 and superseded the earlier eight escudos. Both types are common enough that some attempt to collect complete date sets.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 94.1.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.