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This specimen was lot 44154 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $528. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "COLOMBIA. 2 Reales, 1846/5-RS. Bogota Mint. VF-25 (PCGS). RARE date. Typical strike, planchet flaw on reverse. Dark gray toning. Somewhat rough looking but problem free and very elusive. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." The type was struck in Bogotá 1839-46 and Popayán (shown here) 1840-49. Unlike Mexico, which converted directly from 8 reales = 1 peso to 100 centavos = 1 peso in the 1860's, Colombia took a roundabout route to decimalization. In colonial Colombia, two reales coins were 6.77 g, .896 fine, just like the rest of Spanish America. The chaos of the struggle for independence and the shortage of bullion affected the two reales as it did the other denominations. Cundinamarca issues (1815-16, KM C4) were 4.9 g, .583 fine; the "Libertad Americana" issue (1819-20, KM 76 and 77) were 5.9 g, .666 fine. The first two reales of the independent Nueva Granada (1839-46, KM 97, shown here) were 5.5 g, .666 fine. A modified design was issued 1849-53 (KM 109) and then the coin was redesignated a two décimos, struck 1854-58 (KM 117). In 1866, the fineness was lowered to .835 and struck at that standard 1866-74 (KM 149, 155, 159, 160) and a twenty centavos struck 1874-86 (KM 176, KM 178).
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This specimen was lot 44154 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $528. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "COLOMBIA. 2 Reales, 1846/5-RS. Bogota Mint. VF-25 (PCGS). RARE date. Typical strike, planchet flaw on reverse. Dark gray toning. Somewhat rough looking but problem free and very elusive. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." The type was struck in Bogotá (shown here) 1839-46 and Popayán 1840-49. Unlike Mexico, which converted directly from 8 reales = 1 peso to 100 centavos = 1 peso in the 1860's, Colombia took a roundabout route to decimalization. In colonial Colombia, two reales coins were 6.77 g, .896 fine, just like the rest of Spanish America. The chaos of the struggle for independence and the shortage of bullion affected the two reales as it did the other denominations. Cundinamarca issues (1815-16, KM C4) were 4.9 g, .583 fine; the "Libertad Americana" issue (1819-20, KM 76 and 77) were 5.9 g, .666 fine. The first two reales of the independent Nueva Granada (1839-46, KM 97, shown here) were 5.5 g, .666 fine. A modified design was issued 1849-53 (KM 109) and then the coin was redesignated a two décimos, struck 1854-58 (KM 117). In 1866, the fineness was lowered to .835 and struck at that standard 1866-74 (KM 149, 155, 159, 160) and a twenty centavos struck 1874-86 (KM 176, KM 178).
  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown but a scarce date. Only the overdate is reported.
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown but a scarce date. Only the overdate is reported.
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* [[Colombia 1845-B RS 2 reales|1845-B 2 reales]]
 
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* [[Colombia 1846-B 1/4 real|1846-B ¼ real]]
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* [[Colombia 1846-B RS 1/2 real|1846-B ½ real]]
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* [[Colombia 1846-P UE 1/2 real|1846-P ½ real]]
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* [[Colombia 1846-B RS real|1846-B real]]
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* [[Colombia 1846-P UM real|1846-P real]]
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* [[Colombia 1846-B RS 8 reales|1846-B 8 reales]]
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* [[Colombia 1846-B RS peso oro|1846-B gold peso]]
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* [[Colombia 1846-B RS 16 pesos|1846-B 16 pesos]]
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* [[Colombia 1846-P UE 16 pesos|1846-P UE 16 pesos]]
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* [[Colombia 1846-P UM 16 pesos|1846-P UM 16 pesos]]
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* [[Colombia 1847-B 2 reales|1847-B 2 reales]]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1846]]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1846]]
 
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Latest revision as of 15:26, 20 January 2019

from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 44154
Colombia SB818-44154r.jpg

This specimen was lot 44154 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $528. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 2 Reales, 1846/5-RS. Bogota Mint. VF-25 (PCGS). RARE date. Typical strike, planchet flaw on reverse. Dark gray toning. Somewhat rough looking but problem free and very elusive. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." The type was struck in Bogotá (shown here) 1839-46 and Popayán 1840-49. Unlike Mexico, which converted directly from 8 reales = 1 peso to 100 centavos = 1 peso in the 1860's, Colombia took a roundabout route to decimalization. In colonial Colombia, two reales coins were 6.77 g, .896 fine, just like the rest of Spanish America. The chaos of the struggle for independence and the shortage of bullion affected the two reales as it did the other denominations. Cundinamarca issues (1815-16, KM C4) were 4.9 g, .583 fine; the "Libertad Americana" issue (1819-20, KM 76 and 77) were 5.9 g, .666 fine. The first two reales of the independent Nueva Granada (1839-46, KM 97, shown here) were 5.5 g, .666 fine. A modified design was issued 1849-53 (KM 109) and then the coin was redesignated a two décimos, struck 1854-58 (KM 117). In 1866, the fineness was lowered to .835 and struck at that standard 1866-74 (KM 149, 155, 159, 160) and a twenty centavos struck 1874-86 (KM 176, KM 178).

Recorded mintage: unknown but a scarce date. Only the overdate is reported.

Specification: 5.5 g, .666 fine silver, .117 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-97.1; Restrepo-187.14.

Source:

  • 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]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.

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