Colombia 1805-NR 1/4 real

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1056
Colonial quarter reales of the "Lions and castles" type are known from the Nuevo Reino (Bogotá) and Popayán mints for 1796-1819 (KM 63--this type, KM 67). Cundinamarca quarter reales of debased silver are known for 1814-15 (KM F2) and 1820-22 (KM 79). Republican quarter reales (KM 85) are known for 1826-36. None are common, particularly in nice condition. This coin had a face value of 1/512 of an eight escudos. The specimen shown was lot 1056 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $356.50. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1805, rare. AVF with weak lion, crude rims (as made), hint of luster and toning, no problems, better date. Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .84 g, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW, this specimen 0.7 gram.

Catalog reference: KM-63; Restrepo-75.21; CT-1441.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.

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