Colombia 1836-Ba RS 8 reales
This specimen was of lot 23627 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $4,406.25. The catalog description noted, "Republic 8 Reales 1836-RS Bogotá, MS63 NGC, deep gray patina, a choice original example of this scarce type, rarely seen in mint state." This type 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.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.02 g, .835 fine silver, .725 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 89.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.