El Salvador 1861 peso
This specimen was lot 4234 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 2200 CHF (about US$2,783 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "EL SALVADOR Republik. Pattern-Peso 1861. FDC." This pattern peso is listed in the SCWC in bronze and silver. The design is strongly influenced by the Guatemalan coins of the 1850's, with its bold portrait of the caudillo, but it was not produced. Regular coinage did not begin for El Salvador until 1892.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 25,00 g.
Catalog reference: KM Pn3.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.