Colombia 1840-B RS 1/2 real

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1113
The specimen shown was lot 1113 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $151.80. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1840RS. Lustrous AU, no toning, nice strike but with evidence of die-clashing in legend. Note that KM gives the fineness as 0.666 but Restrepo says 0.885, which seems more likely in this case since the coin looks like high-grade silver."
This half real is one of a series issued from Bogotá and Popayán 1838-48.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.26 g, .666 fine silver?, .027 troy oz ASW, this specimen 1.4 grams.

Catalog reference: Restrepo-177.3; KM-96.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.

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