Colombia 1837-B RS 16 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 12144
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This specimen was lot 12144 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $3,120. The catalog description[1] noted, "COLOMBIA. 1837-RS 16 Pesos. Bogotá mint. MS-62+ (PCGS). A superb specimen of the debut issue of this type, with full spiraling cartwheel luster over frosty light yellow surfaces. Nicely struck, with choice eye appeal and no problems. A beautiful piece. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's sale of the Alfred R. Globus Collection of Gold Coins of the World, October 1972, lot 835." This type, struck at Bogotá 1837-49, replaced the earlier eight escudos (KM 82.1) and is identical in size and weight. It was also produced at Popayán. Assayer RS is listed for 1828-49.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Restrepo M211.1, KM 94.1, Fr-74.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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