Colombia 1834-B RS 1/2 real
This specimen was part of lot 44092 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $80. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. Lot of (2) 1/2 R, 1834-RS. Bogota Mint. AU Detail--Cleaned & VF Detail--Scratch (PCGS). 2 pieces in lot. 1834-RS (could be 4/3) PCGS AU Detail, sharp details and toned over old cleaning, and 1843-RS PCGS VF Detail, KM-96.1; Restrepo-177.9, most obverse details present. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck at Bogotá 1833-35. It was also issued by Popayan and is more common therefrom.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.55 g, .666 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-88.1; Restrepo type 150.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.