Colombia 1838-P RU 2 pesos
This type was struck 1838-46 at Popayán only. The Bogotá mint restricted itself to gold pesos and sixteen pesos during this period. This specimen was lot 40346 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $528. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1838-RU 2 Pesos. Popayán mint. AU-58 (PCGS). Beautiful deep orange, rose, and violet toning contrasts with bright reflective luster around the protected areas of the peripheries. A light striation across the bust truncation does not harm the truly exceptional visual appeal. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins. Ex. Stack's sale of the Mortimer Hammel Collection, September 1982, lot 758."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-76; KM-95; Restrepo 202.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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 and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.