Colombia 1834-Ba RS 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 9043
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers Galleries

This crown was the first attempt by Colombia to strike eight reales since the Cundinamarca issues of 1819-21. It was struck 1834-36 in substantial numbers and is fairly available today in circulated condition. It was replaced in 1837 by KM 92. The specimen shown was lot 9043 in Bowers and Merena 2009 Baltimore Auction, where it sold for $1,433. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 8 Reales, 1834. Dark toning, sharply struck. Attractive UNCIRCULATED."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.02 g, .835 fine silver, .725 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-89; Restrepo-158.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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