Colombia 1838-B RS real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Colombia 1837B real rev DSLR.jpg

This example is a one real coin struck for REPUBLICA DE NUEVA GRANADA from 1837-1846 at the Bogotá mint. The initials RS correspond to the assayers. Nueva Granada was a Centralist Republic created upon the dissolution of Gran Colombia in 1830. The region held this name until 1858, when the Granadine Confederation was formed.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.7 g, 0.666 fine silver, 0.0578 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 91.1.


  • 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.

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