Colombia 1821-Ba 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 44076 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $930. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Nueva Granada. 1/4 Real, 1821-BA. AU-53 (PCGS). Scarce grade for type. Well struck and centered, light toning. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This scarce one year type marks the first appearance of the BA mintmark on this denomination.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.70 g, .666 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-79.2; Restrepo-145.3.
- 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.
- 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.