Colombia 1838-P RU 16 pesos
This specimen was lot 12147 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1838-RU 16 Pesos. Popayán mint. MS-61 (PCGS). Light yellow gold with highly reflective surfaces. A little softly struck in some areas of the periphery, including below the date, but flashy and very attractive. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's sale of May 1971, lot 845." This type, struck at Popayán 1837-46, replaced the earlier eight escudos (KM 82.2) and is identical in size and weight. It was also produced at Bogotá. Assayer RU (= UR) is listed for 1827-41.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Restrepo M212.3, KM 94.2, Fr-75.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- 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.