Colombia 1830-PN RU real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, part of lot 44480
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This example is a debased silver one real struck for REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA from 1827-1834 at the Popayán mint. The initials RU correspond to the assayers. The region was renamed Republica de Nueva Granada in 1837. The second specimen was part of lot 44480 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $228. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (4) Reales, 1928-31. A quartet of collectible Popayán 1 Reales, all encapsulated by: 1828-RU. Restrepo 154.4. F-15; 1828-MF. Restrepo 154.5. F-15; 1830/29-RU. Restrepo 154.11. EF Detail, cleaned; 1831-RU. Restrepo 154.14. F-15. (Total 4 pieces). From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.1 g, .666 fine silver, .0663 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 87.2, Restrepo 154.11.


  • 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]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.

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