Cundinamarca 1815 JF real

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Heritage sale 3014, lot 25587
photo courtesy Heritage Auctions

The years 1811-1819 were the first years of liberation during the struggle for independence from Spain. The first republican coinage was issued during this period of 'La Patria Boba', except for the interval 1817-1818, when Royalists took brief control. The Republic of Colombia had not yet been created, thus the region was considered a unification of provinces. Shown is a silver one real, issued for 'Nueva Granada.Cundinamarca'. It was lot 25587 and sold on Apr 18, 2011 for $690 at Heritage sale 3014 (Chicago, April 2011). The catalog description reads: "Cundinamarca "Nueva" Indian 1R 1815, 2.56 gram example with correct spelling NUEVA. Struck, as always, from a low fineness and poorly annealed silver batch, this lightly marked piece is probably at least VF for actual wear. Very Rare. From The Dana Roberts Collection."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.50 g, 0.583 silver, 0.0468 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM F1.


  • 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.

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