Colombia 1833-B RS 1/2 real

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Heritage sale 3014, lot 23654
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
This type was the first half real issued from the fledgling Republic of Colombia at the Bogotá mint. This specimen was lot 23654 and sold on April 15, 2011 for $2070 at the 2011 April Rosemont Signature World and Ancient Coins (CICF) Auction #3014 by Heritage Auctions. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Republic 1/2 Real 1833-RS Bogotá, AU55 NGC, A previously unlisted date in the USA when obtained from Robert Mish (1973); F. Craig then exclaimed it as 'incredible'. Logically the finest ever offered of this very scarce debased type. From The Dana Roberts Collection."
This type was preceded by the "LIBERTAD AMERICANA" struck 1819-20.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.55 g, 0.666 fine silver, 0.0331 oz silver.

Catalog reference: KM 88.1, Restrepo 150 (as RRR).


  • [1]Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont Signature World and Ancient Coins (CICF) Auction #3014, Houston, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
  • 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.

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