Colombia 1817-NR 1/4 real

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1062

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 1062 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $690.

The catalog description[2] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1817. Lustrous UNC with faint toning, slightly crude rims (as made). Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .84 g, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW, this specimen 0.9 gram.

Catalog reference: KM-67.1; Restrepo-100.17; CT-1488.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-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.
  • [2]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.

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