Colombia 1839-B RS 16 pesos

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from Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 116

This specimen was lot 116 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bogota, Colombia, 16 pesos, 1839RS. Choice AU with luster and nice strike, no more than the usual marks for that grade." 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.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 27.01 grams.

Catalog reference: Sed-18; Restrepo-211.5; KM-94.1.

Source:

  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.

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