Colombia 1845-P UE 2 pesos

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30459
Colombia 1845P 2 pesos rev H3029-30459.jpg

This type was struck 1838-46 at Popayán only. The Bogotá mint restricted itself to gold pesos and sixteen pesos during this period. This specimen was lot 30459 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $587.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic of Nueva Granada gold 2 Pesos 1845 Popayán-UE, XF45 NGC. Quite bold for this crudely struck series with strong features on both sides. Very scarce in this grade. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." Assayer "UM" is also recorded for this date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.375 g, .900 fine gold, .0976 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-76, KM-95.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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