Colombia 1839-P RU 16 pesos
This specimen was lot 12149 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description noted, "Choice 1839-RU 16 Pesos, Ex Hammel. COLOMBIA. 1839-RU 16 Pesos. Popayán mint. MS-62 (PCGS). Choice light yellow gold with deeply reflective and highly lustrous surfaces. Well struck and beautiful, a glorious piece. From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. From Stack's sale of the Mortimer Hammel Collection, September 1982, lot 757." 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 M212.5, KM 94.2, Fr-75.
- 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.
- 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.