Colombia 1837-B RS 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 46, lot 1030
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
This specimen was lot 1030 in Goldberg sale 46 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it sold for $7,500. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Colombia - Republica de la Nueva Granada. 8 Reales, 1837-RS (Bogotá). Shield of arms showing Panama. Reverse: Circular wreath with value within. Centers just a touch soft, otherwise a fine lustrous strike, the field showing flashy cartwheel lust under deep, even multicolored toning. One year type. Very Rare in high grade. NGC graded MS-64. Simon Bolivar's dream was to have a united South America. Gran Colombia, was his attempt at making the dream a reality. When he resigned from the presidency in 1830, Gran Colombia dissolved, and Ecuador and Venezuela seceded. The Republica of Nueva Granada was established and continued as a governing body until its name was changed to the United States of Colombia in 1863."
As noted above, this is a scarce one year type found in between KM 89 (struck 1834-36) and KM 98 (struck 1839-46).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen 26.97 grams.

Catalog reference: WR-10; Eliz-23; KM 92.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 46: the Millenia Collection, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2008.
  • 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.

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