Colombia 1839-B RS 16 pesos
This specimen was lot 116 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description 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.
- 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.
- 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.