Colombia 1836-Ba RS 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23627
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was of lot 23627 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $4,406.25. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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